Are you sick and tired of your job? We’ve all been there! But one thing we have found is that the people you work with can really make a difference! While you are waiting for your next big break, get to know the co-workers around you. Better morale makes for better performance!
It’s the people that make it
Last Friday, I was sat around with some friends, and the whole conversation was centred around complaining about our jobs. This went on for some time, until I got sick of all the negativity. I asked everyone a question. “Name one thing that you like about your jobs”. One by one, they all came out with the exact same answer. “The people”. I had to agree with them.
Who you work with can really make all the difference. Looking back on the year I have spent at my job, the biggest highlights have been the laughs I have had with the people around me. We all felt bored. But when we felt the most bored with the job itself, that was when we had the most fun!
Tough patches can really pull everyone together, and create a great sense of camaraderie and team spirit. And it depends on the attitude. Being morose and complaining a lot will only make it worse. Bad attitudes are famous for spreading like wildfire, and infecting the people around you. But so are good attitudes!
Rather than getting caught up in how bored and tired you feel, engage with the people around you. Learn about them. Find out what makes them laugh. Share your food. Ask about each other’s lives, and embrace what makes you different. Find the good in each other, and always be calling it out and maximising it. Develop inside jokes. Get the whole office involved in a random frivolous game.
If your morale is high, your performance will improve. I have seen and experienced this first hand. When I first began at my workplace, I was nervous, and avoided everyone. My days felt dry, and my performance was poor for a while.
When I was unhappy, I would make more mistakes. But when I started talking to people and interacting with the people around me, slowly but surely, over the coming months, my performance became consistent.
Sure, aspire to higher positions. Absolutely look for a better job. You deserve one. You have worked hard for it. But while you are in the inbetween, you may make some amazing friends!