Sometimes, employees complain. These complaints may have to do with who they work for or what they do. If an employee is unhappy, they will often complain and bring down everybody around them. Here are some of the top complaints from dissatisfied employees.

Under Paid

While your career should never be all about the money, employees complain more about the compensation they are receiving than anything else. They often feel they have earned a pay raise when they were not given one or they see executives making huge bonuses when they cannot even get a couple dollars more per hour.

The number one reason employees look for change is found in their paycheck, or lack of paycheck. They want to feel appreciated and not just from words. Happy employees feel like they are well compensated for the work they do.

Over Management

Another huge complaint from employees is over management. This usually happens when a company has far too many managers and not enough people actually doing the work. With too many people managing a project it can become a bit of a game between managers for an employee. They may have been told to do one thing by one manager, while another wants something else done. This can lead to complaints, which are usually warranted.

Poor Communication

Employees often believe their employers don’t do a very good job of communicating. They want to be told what’s going on and they don’t want to have to guess what the manager wants or needs. Poor communication is a huge issue in the workplace and often leads to employees complaining.

Lack of Job Security

Many employees feel like they could be let go at any point. They may feel like the manager values his stapler more than his employees, which can cause workers to change jobs far more often. The average American changes jobs 10 times from 18 to 38 because they don’t feel secure in the job they currently have.

Working Too Much

Those working overtime don’t usually complain, if they are getting paid extra to do so. However, salaried employees complain when they work an 80-hour week for the pay of a 40-hour week. This is a huge issue employees face and leads to job change quite often.

Incompetent Managers

When an employee has to endure a manager that shouldn’t be in the position, it can be very frustrating. Maybe they are not professional in the way they communicate or maybe they simply don’t have a clue what they are doing. Whatever the case, it can be difficult to work for someone you feel doesn’t deserve the job they have.

Are you the employee that complains about things you don’t like at work? While we may all have things we don’t enjoy about our work, it shouldn’t lead to a lifestyle of complaining. If you’re complaining at work or at home about work often, it might be time to start considering a new career path. Maybe you’re not in a career you love or you work for a company you wouldn’t support if you didn’t work for them. If this is the case, it might be time to start considering the right career for you.


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