The paper "Turning the Job You Have into the Job You Want" is a good example of marketing coursework. In many times, I have believed that people who have secured jobs are the happiest individuals in the world because they are able to meet their needs. The belief has stuck in many years and even McGregor’ s’ theory claim that employees intrinsically hate work could not change my mind. However, I have realized I was wrong. Many people in the labor market that I have engaged after campus claim that there are actually less motivated concerning their jobs.
Majority of these people are less motivated not because of money, but being in the “ wrong” profession (Wrzesniewski, Berg & Dutton 2010, p. 114). Nevertheless, some of these employees hide such situations from their bosses. For example, my former college mate and a friend who is now a finance office claim that at the workplace, he has established a positive rapport with colleagues and also stays longer at work. However, he feels down and stuck and entrapped by the daily demands of the job since the jobs he does is not what he wanted in the first place.
Even with the tough times and less motivation at the workplace, her positive actions have made his managers consider that he is one of the high potentials in the company (Wrzesniewski, Berg & Dutton 2010, p. 115). He thinks he should search for another work, but the slow economic recovery has made him stick to it. He claims that he would have been happily working it the Information department as an IT officer in the same organization because of his love for networking and database management.
The situation demonstrates an act of many people working outside their profession and that makes them less satisfied. Wrzesniewski, Berg & Dutton (2010, p. 116) claim that the recent survey conducted by The Conference Board on 5,000 U. S. households, only 4 percent of the respondents held that they are satisfied with their work. This figure represents a drop of 15 per cent compared to 1978 hen the company first carried out its survey and established that 60% were satisfied (Wrzesniewski, Berg & Dutton 2010, p. 116). The world has really changed and the population has grown tremendously.
Hence, unemployment has gone up because people exceed the number of jobs that are being offered. The situation has led to a scramble for the few vacancies between people who belong to the field which is being advertised and people belong to other areas of specialization. Currently, competition is high and career experts are now encouraging candidates to be all-round, reduce specialization and study a wide range of profession. In so doing, they will be in a position to secure jobs in other fields outside their area of specialization.
It is the competition in employment that makes people stuck in jobs they do not like. They fear that they will get jobs they prefer hence becoming jobless. In my research, I have established that 127,000 people remain jobless despite their outstanding qualifications. In the US alone, unemployment has remained unstable since the world global economic crisis of 2008. In the process of the economic crisis, people were laid off and unemployment increased significantly. On a few people who were multitalented were left to be able to work in several departments.
In some cases, people’ s wages were reduced because the company also reduced the number of hours of operations. Wrzesniewski, Berg & Dutton (2010, p. 115) posit that this had made people who are employed to stick to their jobs even if they have low moments. I have attended some business forums which motivate employees on how to turn the job they have into the job they want or love. In these forums, the majority of the speakers have recommended for the use of job crafting.
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