Author: Jane Boucher
The following review was contributed by: Paul Lappen: CLICK TO VIEW Paul Lappen's Reviews
For a variety of reasons, everyone seems to hate their job these days. This book
shows how to discover just what the problem may be, and how to fall back in love
with your job.
What sort of personality do you have? Are you a detail-person, interested in
analysis and interpretation of information, who finds yourself in a
people-person job? Are you a support-person, best suited for a backroom job, in
a command-person position? Delegate the things you don't like to do. Build a
good relationship with your boss and co-workers. Try learning something new.
Understand the temperament of your boss. Listen to, and communicate with, your
co-workers. Take a hard look at yourself; consider the image you present to your
Stress is a part of daily life; learn how to reduce it, both physically and
emotionally. Perhaps Mr. or Ms. Rotten Co-Worker is experiencing personal
problems that are negatively affecting their ability to do their job. Also
consider the sort of company that you work for. Someone who is more accustomed
to a buttoned-down, structured environment might have a hard time at an internet
start-up, and vice versa. There is a right way, and wrong way, to leave your
job, if you have decided that quitting is your only option. The author also
looks at criticism; how to give it, and receive it, along with the dreaded
performance review. There is a separate section in this book just for bosses. It
looks at subjects like personality clashes with employees, dealing with their
needs, and how to keep them motivated.
This is an excellent and eye-opening book. It is easy to read, and can certainly
reduce rampant job dissatisfaction. Before you quit because you "hate" your job,
read this book.