At a Job- 5 Conflicts
In every job, you will encounter situations in which can get a little annoying. Some of these situations can be dealt with. If you enjoy the job that you are currently in and encounter situations like these, you may want to keep the job and muscle through the problem. Here are just a few things that may cause a little friction while you are trying to make your money.
Problem: People do not like you, particularly your boss.
This usually happens for several different reasons. Co-workers may be jealous of your work ethics. Let’s face it. It is 2018 and the internet has exploded in such a way that everyone knows each other’s dirty laundry. What does this mean for you? It means that there are few people that believe in a good individual solely for the purpose that it’s the right thing to do. Therefore show your flaws. No one is expecting you to be perfect. Especially if you are new to the job. Relax a bit and show that you are not all business. Another thing to consider is your work ethic and attitude. If you are consistently late and have a bitter attitude then no wonder you boss don’t like you. It’s time for you to change. Be positive. Start thinking about the fact that you can pay your bills and feel the gratitude kick in. Give your boss credit, his job may not be as easy as you think it is. Ask him or her if there is something you can do to relieve a little of their work load. In time, their attitude towards you will change for the better.
Problem: The job is difficult to do due to limited resources.
This happens when the company has budget cuts to make or just run naturally on limited resources. This problem is actually a positive. This “problem” opens up a situation in which you can use your creative thinking. In an article that I recently read, the leading problem that makes most employees resent and ultimately quit their job is that there is no room for their creativity. The job requires a very strict procedure and there is no room for your creative skill. This problem allows you to be creative with the limited resources provided. If your solutions to the problem are good, your employer may be grateful and show you recognition for your hard work and critical thinking.
Problem: Lack of recognition
This may happen when you receive a lot of kick back from your superiors, even when you think you put 100% into a project. This situation requires reflection. Stop to think and re-evalate your work performance. This is the time to be critical. Although you may feel that you did your best, take the time to subtract your emotions from the situation and revisit the suggestions that were given. However, if there is no system in place to recognize employees then this may be a good time to use some creative thinking to start one.
There’s always one co-worker in any workplace that spreads rumors and loves to be in other people’s business. Most of these people that you encounter are unhappy in their own lives. They have been at the job long enough to be miserable in it, and are constantly unhappy. The best solution for this is to avoid gossip all together. Do not engage because that will add fuel to the problem and will add you to it. Remember you are there to provide a service for the company that you work for. You are not there to start a soap opera.
Problem: Overworking: Scheduling Conflict
This occurs when you end up over-extending yourself and have no work-life balance. There’s no time for yourself, and you end up burning yourself out. You become increasingly agitated and the quality of your work suffers. To overcome this you have to review your current schedule at work. Something in your personal life may have changed that requires more attention then it use to. In that case, it’s okay to take a minute and step back. Request a change and schedule time off, or lower the amount of work hours. If starting a new job, be sure to ask during your interview if the job requires additional hours apart those scheduled. Ask your potential employer what the actual hours of operation are. Is there room for change in a work schedule? Be sure to speak up and advocate for yourself.
In my personal opinion, any problem or situation can be managed. However, if your work life has begun to affect your personal life, it’s time to consider a change. Nothing is more important than having peace away from the stress of a job or career.
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Yaritza Ellison has been an nurse since 2010. She has been essential to the healing process of many and seeks to continue to do so. Her passion for mental health and self help literature has lead her to launch justyari.org, where she aspires to coach young ladies navigating through work-life balance.