15 Common Reasons Why People Grow To Hate Their Job

Reasons Why People Grow To Hate Their Job

Study after study is revealing that more than 70% of people hate their job nowadays.

Truth be told, what’s not to hate?

The job market goes from bad to worse, salaries get smaller, jobs become more demanding and work environments turn dreadful. The whole system has been designed in such a way to enslave people and then force them to be grateful for having a job in the first place.

And this is just scratching the surface. The reasons why a person could end up hating their job are literally countless.

So, sit tight, put on your “I Hate My Job” t-shirt and let’s start finding more about them.


15 Common Reasons Why People Grow To Hate Their Job

1/ It is Overly Exhausting

In essence, 99,9% of jobs are tiring.

However, being normally tired because you had a productive day at work is one thing, but being so exhausted to the point that even breathing feels like overexerting yourself is a whole other story.

Nowadays, jobs are way too demanding… People are constantly under tons of pressure from their superiors, have too much on their plate, no right to take breaks to catch their breath, and have to literally work themselves to the bone to not get fired.

Add the stress to not fuck up and finish your impossible-to-complete tasks on top and now you have an overly exhausting job.

The worst part is that this kind of exhaustion keeps stacking, requiring weeks off work for it to subside. A weekend is definitely not enough to feel rested, refreshed, and recuperated.

If you don’t already hate a job that exhausts you to your very soul, well, give it a little bit more time!


2/ Poor Work-Personal Life Balance

Working daily overtimes, having to continue your work at home or just ruminating way too much about work while off work, can lead to a poor balance between your work and your personal life.

A poor work-life balance can have a huge impact on almost every aspect of your out-of-work life such as

  • relationships
  • mood
  • sex drive
  • your ability to restrain yourself from killing others
  • etc

When a job hinders your ability to be with your loved ones, unwind properly, and enjoy the rest of your day doing the things you love, you will most likely end up hating it.

Living to work, instead of working to make a living can be really damaging and depressing.


3/ It Pays Little

Broke business man2 minLow salary is one of the most common reasons why people grow to hate their job, especially if the job requires a set of special skills and education.

Having spent years studying and practicing your craft while still getting paid just enough to barely pay rent, your bills, and groceries feels frustrating, diminishing and crushes your self-worth.

Even so, you can only make so much working a normal, 9 to 5 job. If you want to change leagues and start competing with those who are earning the big bucks, you might want to start considering creating something of your own.

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4/ It is Unmotivating

On the other hand, money cannot counter your feelings of hatred towards your job by itself. You could work a job that pays you a decent salary but still hate it because it’s boring and unmotivating.

When your job is not as challenging as you would like it to be or maybe the object of your occupation is not something that interests you, it might be time to start looking at other job opportunities which spark your interest and will keep you satisfied and motivated.


5/ Rotating Shifts

Not having a fixed work schedule can make any kind of job harder than it already is.

Working 8:00 – 16:00 this week, 22:00 – 6:00 the next, and 18:00 – 2:00 the week after that, throws your entire system off.

Your body has difficulties adjusting to the constant changes in sleeping and eating patterns. As a result, you might start experiencing depression, gaining weight, and even start displaying cardiovascular and other physical problems.

If you didn’t hate working rotating shifts already, I bet you just started!


6/ Weird Working Hours

Contrarily, even if your work shift is fixed at a certain hour, it is difficult not to hate a job when this shift starts at 1:00am.


7/ It Affects Their Overall Health

Despite the fact that you used to be the last person to get sick, you hate the fact that since you started working at your current position, you are getting sick more frequently and for longer periods of time.

This does not come as much of a surprise, as studies are constantly revealing a direct correlation between job satisfaction and the overall status of one’s health.

The more unsatisfied you are with your job, the more likely it is for your health to start deteriorating.

If this is the case make sure to get out of this job ASAP before being caught in a vicious cycle of hating your job because it is making you sick and getting sick because you hate your job.

After all, anything that comes at a cost of your health is way too expensive.


8/ Stressful Working Environment

Being on edge day after day to keep meeting unrealistically high goals and deadlines in order to avoid ball-busting from your boss and your clients can induce huge amounts of stress.

There is a fine line between being stressed and hating what is causing it.


9/ Not Valued Effort

Employees need to know that their hard work is not just recognized but also appreciated, either verbally, or even better in the form of some kind of bonus.

A company which does not reward, or at least praise the hard effort of its employees makes them unsatisfied, unmotivated and makes it more likely for them to hate and want to quit their job altogether.

Good employees need to be handled with care because they are hard to find. Also, to replace a good employee takes way more time, money, and effort than it would take to show them that their hard work is valued.

A person who feels appreciated will always do more that what is expected of him.


10/ No Confidence Leadership

iStock 000046258308 XXXLarge1 minWhen a company’s leadership is not effective and trustworthy, the overall work experience in that company is going to definitely suck donkey balls until everyone hates working there.

Not doing what is necessary to improve bad situations, not standing up for their subordinates, not inspiring and motivating, lying, not caring about the employee’s opinion, and basically, doing so little that they can only be considered barely more productive than a scarecrow, are some examples of poor leadership.


11/ Little Or No Opportunity For Advancement

Another legit reason that people end up hating their job is finding out that their chances of being promoted are slim to none.

Realizing that your job is a dead-end and that this is as far as you can ever go, no matter what you do, after working hard for years at your company is an awful feeling.

If you know that there’s no future at your current job, you might want to start looking for other, most promising job opportunities.

The key is to get out of there before your performance, self-worth, and reputation start to plummet and they make you leave anyway.


12/ Hateful Superiors

A hateful superior can completely ruin even the most enjoyable jobs.

Having to be around a superior, day in and day out, who is in any way abusive to you and your colleagues, can make you hate your job.

If you have tried talking things out with this person with no luck, it might even be a reason to quit your job altogether.

They say that people don’t hate jobs, they hate bad superiors.


13/ Favoritism

Favoritism is one of the things that I hate the most. Maybe it’s because I’ve never cared about kissing ass to become someone’s puppy!

Unfortunately, modern work environments are jam-packed with games of playing favorites between employees and superiors.

Those who kiss more ass win! They get promoted, have bigger salaries, and are basically untouchable despite being unworthy pieces of, ahem, kittens.

Meanwhile, those who are the most productive and honest are being stuck on the most low-paying and exhausting positions, working themselves to the bone with little to no chance of ever being promoted due to not being suck-ups.

Hate, hate, HATE!


14/ Bad Coworkers

Facing bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination, etc from your coworkers are just some reasons not to just hate your job but to never want to set foot there ever again.

Working with such coworkers takes a toll on you in many ways such as

  • hindering your productivity and performance
  • increasing your stress levels
  • diminishing your self-worth
  • causing depression and sleepless nights

Some other examples of bad coworkers are

  • the unproductive one
  • the tattletale
  • the aggressive
  • the one who looks like having children locked in his basement


15/ Having No Free Will

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no free willYour arrival at work, your departure from work, your breaks, your meals, your clothing, how to answer the phone, what tasks have to be done and when they need to be completed, are all up to someone else’s judgment, and you don’t have the slightest saying.

Decision making is not a part of your job description. You just have to do whatever they say and this is the way things are, period. Sounds a bit like a dictatorship to me.

Working a regular job is not a certainty or a necessity though. It’s a choice you have made…

Nevertheless, having no control over so many aspects of your life is slowly killing you inside and you hate it!


Final Thoughts

Truth is that no job is perfect but 7 out of 10 hating theirs? The percentage is way too big. The sad part is that most of them won’t even admit they hate it.

But that’s a whole other story for another time.

For me, there’s no reason to spend the rest of my life doing something I really hate. That’s why I decided to take the hard way out, creating my own online business, where I can be the only master of myself. And this is the most thrilled I have ever been! A story for another time as well so stay tuned…


I am sure that there exist tons of more reasons that could drive one to hate their job. Can you think of another one? What is the main reason that makes you hate your job?

Let us know in the comments below!

If needed, you could also contact me directly by email at harry@dearboss-iquit.com or drop me a PM on my Wealthy Affiliate Profile.

Whatever the case, I will get back to you as soon as possible.

My best regards to you,


Written by:

Harry is the founder and creative director of Dear Boss I Quit. His mission is to inspire and help as many people as possible escape the 9-5 grind forever by building a passive income online just like he accomplished a few years back.

You can read more about Harry’s story right here.

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