13 Terrifying Facts Proving You Need To Find A Job You Actually Love

AND a huge bonus tip because you don’t want to find yourself with Michael and Samir in an open field, angrily beating the crap out of the company’s uncooperative printer. Here’s why you should #findyourniche and end employment unhappiness.

1. The average american will work 98,000 hours in their lifetime.

It might as well be some of the most awesome thousands of hours EVER!

2. 80% of people are dissatisfied with their jobs.

Join the 20%! And help the 80% find ways to join, too.

3. 25% of employees say work is their main source of stress and 40% say their job is “very or extremely stressful”

Work should be intriguing and challenging, not stressful. Am I right?

4. Teams in the top 25% (where employees are engaged) versus the bottom 25% (where employees are NOT engaged) incur far less in health care costs

Ok now job satisfaction is affecting your health? Not cool. You can barely afford health care as it is! Avoid those bills.

5. Nearly half of America has gained weight at their current job; 28% have gained more than 10 lbs, 13% have gained more than 20 lbs.

Not sure if its work, or my obsession with oreos but either way, if job satisfaction can keep me in shape without knowing it…I’m in.

6. 64% of Americans canceled vacations last year. One-third did it for work-related reasons even though most felt they were more in need of a vacation than the year before

Even when you love your job, vacation is necessary. But imagine hating your job and STILL not getting to the beach. Hell. On. Earth.

7. 50 million American workers are not engaged - they are present, but not inspired by their work or their managers

That’s just not cool. Inspiration makes shit happen. Find something that inspires and engages you.

8. Only 28 % of employed workers younger than 25 were satisfied with their jobs in 2013

As much as we (Gen Y) like to toot our own horns, we’re still taking jobs we despise. Traditional career advice isn’t working. Let’s disrupt the norm.

9. Lost productivity due to employee disengagement costs more than $300 billion in the U.S.

And you thought your taxes were expensive.

10. The average retirement age is 62 (and climbing) though most americans expect to retire at 55

Basically, you’ll be ordering the senior citizens special before you can retire. Why not have fun along the way? Find a job you love!

11. Wasting time working a job you hate costs money. Active disengagement costs U.S. companies $450 billion to $550 billion per year.

You can barely afford Kraft Mac N Cheese so let’s be cognizant of the money spent around here. Priorities, people.

12. A job you hate can ruin your self-esteem.

If you’re sexy and you know it, don’t let a dreadful position drag you down.

13. Job searchers are suggested to spend 25 hours per week hunting for opportunities.

If you have a job you love, you can utilize those 25 hours for some serious Netflix binging. Holy time management.


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