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Why employers must not force workers to overwork


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Although many employers tend to think that there is a lot to gain by having their workers work longer hours for the same pay, the truth may be very surprising to them. According to studies, workers who hardly find or are given the time to relax and have fun are actually likely to become burnt out, less productive, and unhappy at work.

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Why employers must not force workers to overwork

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  2. 2. Although many employers tend to think that there is a lot to gain by having their workers work longer hours for the same pay, the truth may be very surprising to them. According to studies, workers who hardly find or are given the time to relax and have fun are actually likely to become burnt out, less productive, and unhappy at work. What you will read below are some good reasons companies and organizations should make an effort to change the unbalanced and extremely competitive work environment that they have which also pressures workers to be workaholic. Life isn’t all about working and earning money. Needless to say, work is very important and should be given much importance by people, but this doesn’t mean that it will be the only thing they should focus on. By spending an unreasonable amount of time and effort on your work, you allow your life to lack the kind of balance it needs to become a fulfilling one. Some people sayWorking way too much is stressful. that one of their greatest motivations to work hard is the stress they are going through. What they don’t realize is that overworking does more damage to them than good. Stress is known as one huge factor to cause several illnesses. It can also ruin relationships, and can definitely make your life very unhappy. Achievement won’t necessarily make your life A lot of workaholic people are careercomplete. oriented and achievement driven. Of course there is nothing wrong with striving to be the best, but you should understand that whatever you achieve in your life will not define who you are and what kind of life you are living. There are many aspects in your life that cannot be fulfilled by your successes at work, like the time you spend with your loved ones, and doing the things you are passionate about. We all get tired,Your body needs rest to be at its best. sleepy, and even sick because our bodies are designed in a way that it can tell you if you need to stop. You cannot force your mind to come up with great ideas if you haven’t had enough sleep. You will not be as energetic as you want to be at work also if you keep on skipping meals just to keep up with work. It is so wrong to think that working longer means being productive. In fact, those who work beyond normal hours are very likely to be inefficient and unproductive at work. As a responsible employer, it is your job to make sure your workers also get to enjoy their lives outside of work. Help them understand that more than their career pathways, their health, time with loved ones, and personal happiness are the ones that truly matter. It is amazing how professionals of today are looking for ways to rediscover their purpose in life to be able to enjoy and feel satisfied with their jobs or careers. This may seem as easy as simply identifying your passion, but the truth is that even in searching for what could make them happy, many people fail. In many cases, the main reason is that they don’t know where they should look. You don’t want to fail in your career, of course, so you would definitely want to know what mistakes people make that cause them to kill their dreams.
  3. 3. 1. Not doing the right thing to get what they want. Sadly, many of us just don’t know what they want in their careers. As a result, none of the things they are doing seems to be in line with what they truly want to achieve. And although some are quite sure about their dreams, they still end up doing nothing to reach those dreams. Well, first of all, this could be the result of them not knowing their core values, skills and personality. If you want to achieve success in your career, you have to make sure you make your career plan is based on who you are, what you believe in, and what you can do best. 2. Giving up too soon. No success is easily achieved and without challenges. This is what smart people know and accept. If you have been doing your job for a couple of years, and you think you are not progressing professionally, planning to change jobs should not be your only solution. Have an open mind in assessing your current situation. Perhaps there are valid reasons you don’t feel your career is advancing. Talking to your employer is also a good idea in this case just so you will know what you should do to deserve a promotion possibly. The bottom line is you should not give up too easily on your job and on yourself. If instant success is what you’re looking for, then you’re allowing yourself to fail too soon as well. 3. Being too scared of taking huge steps. Changing career pathways is not a disadvantage at all. As a matter of fact, it can be considered a necessity as long as it is a calculated decision. Needless to say, changing careers is a huge step in any person’s life that can yield positive or negative results. Thus, not everyone is determined enough to do it. If you keep hesitating about switching to a field where you feel you can excel, then you are the one who is depriving yourself of the opportunity to succeed. Remember that there will always be risks in all the decisions that we make. Success is deserved by those who are strong enough to take those risks. For almost all of us, the next difficult thing to getting a job is actually deciding what career to pursue. What makes this decision very difficult to make is the fact that a career is more permanent or long-term than a job. Thus, we should not be in a hurry in determining which career path to take. The more time we spend planning our career, the more likely we are to end up having a fulfilling one. Factors Affecting a Career Choice 1. Aptitude How you will choose your career path can strongly be influenced by your own abilities and skills. If, for example, you have always been outstanding in science and math and you think these subjects are the easiest in school, then you may as well go for an engineering career. It is important that you be aware of what you can and cannot do, and use it as a basis in selecting a career. 2. Passion and Interests If there is a particular profession or job that you have always dreamed about even when you were younger, then it must be your real passion. In deciding what course to take in college, for instance, you can go back to the time you were young and dreaming to figure out what it is that you are really passionate about. Keep in mind that a fulfilling career is one that is close to your heart, and one that you will be happy doing. 3. Family Influences and Culture The culture surrounding you can also have an effect on how you are going to choose a career. In many cases,
  4. 4. the ethnicity or race of a person becomes a strong determining factor for what career he or she should pursue. The reason for this is that certain cultures give so much importance to such professional careers as teaching, medicine, and law. Meanwhile, your family may also be a factor in your choosing of a career path. It is common for many parents to steer their children to a specific career path which they think is the best for them. 4. Possible Income Another factor that can strongly affect a person’s decision on what career pathways to pursue is money. Of course, you would want to choose a career that will give you great opportunities for a better future in terms of your finances. With that said, your choice will be affected by the income potential of a certain career. But of course, you should also find out if you will be able to afford all the training and educational expenses involved in pursuing such a career. By taking into account such expenses, along with the future demand for workers in that field, you can be smart enough to decide whether a career is the best one for you to pursue or not.