Work is one of the most essential things in the life of an adult individual who has no other streams of income. The quality of work, pay and working conditions you have go a long way to determine the types of things – food, clothing, shoes, transportation and even utilities – that you can afford for yourself. Your work or job is the means by which your bills and expenses get paid for. It is also an avenue for disposable income which can be spent on other things other than necessities. However, many people do not like work.



The reasons why people hate work are numerous and they vary from person to person. However, there are some common reasons that stick out among all the others. They include the following:

  • Laziness

Unfortunately, laziness is one of the major reasons why a lot of people hate work. Most people would rather spend their time having fun than working, because all the endorphins and hormones released when they watch their favorite movies or play video games are usually absent whenever they are working at their job. A lot of the time, such laziness results in a reduction in productivity because the individual might procrastinate and hesitate to do a lot of their work in a timely and thorough fashion. Also, people who are lazy at their work may not get promoted or get ahead easily as they are some of the least likely to put in any form of extra work or overtime. That is, rather than go above and beyond the call of duty for the purpose of doing a very good job, lazy individuals are more likely to slack at their work and postpone what they have to do until the last minute, following which they may end up producing sloppy work.

Aside this, having a lazy worker on a team can have disastrous effects on the team and even the company as a whole because the person’s attitude may slow down decisions and deadlines as work, and it (their attitude) may also affect the general tone of other people’s behavior because overt laziness can be very obvious and bothersome – not to mention, discouraging – to other employees in the same department.

Chronic laziness can be cured or prevented by working hard on your personal mentality and attitude towards your job and eliminating procrastination and shabbiness when it comes to the quality and delivery of your work.

  • Indiscipline

In this day and age, many people lack adequate discipline, particularly when it comes to their work ethics. When it comes to work, and even in play, self-discipline or personal discipline is very important. Without discipline, the very foundation of a person’s sense of self will begin to crumble because their lives will begin to be sabotaged by the demands of their pleasure-seeking impulses. For instance, when you have good personal discipline or self-discipline, you will be more inclined to do the right things at the right time. You will be more amenable to waking up and getting up from bed at the right time, eating at the right time, going to work at the right time and meeting your deadlines at the right time. However, many people shy away from discipline because they feel like it places them in a box of predictability or it that it makes them a square or uncool or nerdy. But the truth is that when you are disciplined, you’ll be less likely to stay up all night playing videogames on a week day or go drinking on a week day because you know that you have to get up early in the morning, the next day, and be productive at work. This way you can easily meet your quota at work and get paid at the end of the month so that you can foot the bill for your student loans and other expenses. Also, you’ll be able to build a good reputation as a respectable worker or employee who is highly disciplined, who never comes into work late, and always manages to get their work done at the end of the work day.

  • You don’t have any interest or passion in your work

Sometimes, the easiest available answer might actually be the right one and so, if you ever have to wonder why you hate work, it might be easier to simply consider how you feel about your present particular work. If you do not have any passion for the work or job you have, it might explain why you hate it. However, having no passion or interest in a specific work does not automatically mean that you’re going to be bad at it or lazy at it. It might even be a high paying job but since you have no interest in it, you might find it extremely boring. And you might even hate it.

However, having an interest or passion for a particular job also does not automatically mean that you will love that job. Sometimes, doing what you love might be one of the hardest things you will ever have to do, because it will mean more to you than any other thing; so, you’re more likely to feel the effects of your successes and failures profoundly. Also, there might be other factors such as the quality of the work environment, the type of employees and co-workers you work with, the pay and benefit package e.t.c. which may make you hate a job even if you do have interest and passion in that particular field.

Asides this, some people’s problem is that they simply have no interest or passion in doing any kind of work at all. Some people genuinely hate the idea of work – or at least, the conventionally accepted idea of work – because they do not accept or like the idea of having the usual nine-to-five and labor market rat race. The only ways out of that particular dilemma is to try to identify and understand exactly what you hate about the concept of that kind of jobs and seek employment that offers you something different, that you do not hate.

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