I have never been a fan of the 9 to 5 cycle.
However, to make money and primarily survive in life, you need to work, so doing that work cycle becomes a requirement.
At first, you may be chuffed to the bits to get started with your new job.
You may even share the news on social media or with friends.
But after a while, you will get fed up with it.
That is how it always becomes.
Your colleagues who at first seemed great just there existence is enough to annoy you.
And now on to your boss, who now gets you doing long hours and staying late.
Now, as I said, I have never been a fan of the rat race, and I have my reasons why that it is.
Ever since I was young, I never saw a nine to five as something I wanted to do when I get older.
I get that you need to make money, but it was the happiness part I was concerned about.
I knew that a life of the same Monday to Friday routine working long hours wasn’t for me.
However, one thing I do understand is that some people do enjoy their job and that is great.
Here’s the thing tho and this poll shows 85% hate their jobs is a good example of how not everyone feels the same way about there job.
In this post, I will be talking you through just 7 of the biggest reasons why people will never be happy in a 9 to 5.
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1. Don’t Like Being Told What To Do
This takes me back to my first ever job.
I spent the first-week being walked over and quite frankly took advantage of me.
Vividly I remember not having any breaks and working from 6 till 6, so a 12-hour shift.
But the person I worked wasn’t very nice, to be honest, and I remember telling myself I’m going to work on my hustle, so I’m not in that position again.
Unfortunately, how the world works is that if you are working, you are working for someone else.
This means you always have someone telling you what to do.
Sometimes it works out fine, and you have a good relationship.
But at other times, you feel overworked, and your employer is in charge of whether you get paid.
This isn’t ideal, and this is why I wanted to work for myself.
I was sick of others telling me how to do things.
You must do this, this way, and do that, that way.
This is one of the main reasons why I opted to start my own business instead of going to university.
I could then build something for myself instead of going into a job where I’m building something for someone else.
2. Financially Limited
When you have a job, it changes the way you think.
You have to be sensible with the money you have.
You have to think about what bills need paying and whether you can buy a particular item without having to see out the rest of the month until you get paid again.
People say that you can put money to one side though and save it.
But does that really work?
Let me talk you through an example.
If you made the average income in the UK £29,009 you’re looking at $2,400 a month roughly.
You might pay £1000 for the rent.
Another £500 for council tax.
Chuck in £250 for electricity, gas, water, phone, TV
£250 on food on top of that.
Already you have spent nearly all of that salary on things you need to get by.
The next month you will start working again to pay for the same bills.
If you’re doing the maths, you have some money spare if you can call it spare.
This is because, over the year, things will happen.
Maybe you want to go on the odd holiday, or even your car breaks down, and you have to fix that.
I know they are random things you can spend your money on.
But the point I am getting to is that each year you are financially limited.
You have to keep earning to survive, which means if you are in a 9 to 5 job, you will probably not see a way out.
Now, if that was me and I had to go through that, I wouldn’t be too happy; however, I can understand that a lot of people need to do this to make needs.
3. You Feel Underappreciated
This is going a little of some of the points in the 1’st reason.
There will be times when you are working that you just feel underappreciated.
Your boss doesn’t treat you well, makes you work extra hours, doesn’t appreciate the effort you put in.
As a result, it leaves you hanging on my dear life as your so mentally and physically drained.
Here’s the thing though, because of the demand for jobs, there is always someone who can replace you.
And bosses know this.
So even if you have been working at a workplace for years, an employer can fire you and get someone else to do the same job.
So you have to suck it up and deal with the BS or go elsewhere and find another job where you may hate the boss too.
This is why so many bosses do as they feel as they have that power over you.
If you are someone who hates there boss, then you by no means alone.
This is why whenever someone talks to me about there job and how their boss is doing their head, I tell them about building your own business.
It’s probably the best way to drop a boss and get rid of that voice telling you what to do and patronizing the life out of you.
Not only that it gives you control of your life back and as I will talk about in these other reasons make you a much happier person.
In a lot of jobs, it has become common to work long hours, come home, and only have a few hours to chill out before the daily cycle repeats.
As a result, many people hate there 9 to 5’s because they aren’t getting the me-time they desire.
They aren’t able to cut their hours, and if they want to pay the bills, they have no choice but to deal with it.
Overworking can have some side effects.
For instance, you may find it hard to relax when its time too, because your spending nearly every hour at work.
Being able to control this aspect is vital as if you overwork too much, it can be damaging to both your physical and mental health.
With that said and the way a lot of 9 to 5 jobs are, it can be hard not to do so.
So if you can find a way to work on your own business you will be able to find a better balance and therefore be able to work a lot less.
5. You Want To Travel More
This is a common frustration of people who work a regular job, which is the lack of travel.
As humans, we aren’t wired to be stuck in the same environment, along with the same people, and mentally, this can be tough.
While not everyone, many of us want to travel and explore however, when you’re not only financially limited but also your boss decides when you work, it makes traveling a lot harder.
When you work for yourself and aren’t tied to the 9 to 5, you suddenly have the time and freedom to do as you please.
If you have a mobile business that is one you can carry with you, you can travel and handle your work on the go.
This is what you can do once you have a passive income stream coming through rather than the standard active income that an employed job gives you.
6. You Feel Stuck
If you are fresh out of college, left Uni, or need some money fast then the most viable option is a job.
It’s not gonna bring you loads of money but it will give you that cash fix that you need.
However no matter how much you work, what industry you are in, you will be financially limited.
It’s tough as if you are in one of those three brackets above or another one you likely have no time to build a business for yourself.
So your basically stuck and have the one path to go down.
When you go to Uni you feel like this is the last step before I live the life I want, which is a job in the industry you have been working towards.
But once you have left and embarked on your journey you find getting that job even with the degree not as easy as you thought.
This is also why, in my opinion, university isn’t as good as people claim it is.
A recent study two years ago showed that employment rates dropped to 5.1% within 6 months of graduation.
While that amount is still small, it does mean that a lot of people are either struggling to get work or getting a job they want, leaving them with a standard 9 to 5.
So you can see why a lot of people find it hard when it comes to the rat race as your progress may also feel quite slow.
7. The Job Doesn’t Fit Your Mindset
Your mindset is crucial to whether or not you are compatible with a job or not.
If you have a fixed mindset that has been ingrained from a young age, you will go to school, go to university, and get a job before retiring at 60+.
Then you may be okay with that as that is what you have been taught, and that is what you class as whats best for you.
But if you have a mindset that consists of wanting to grow and continuously achieve more, you will find yourself getting frustrated easily.
This is something my parents talked to me about and still say that if you get a job, you can work up the ladder so you can become a manager or have a bigger role.
But that never appealed to me has the idea of getting to that stage never seemed to me like progress.
To me, it seems like working the effectively the same job, plus of course you will still be working long hours.
The only difference is I would have a higher hourly wage and maybe a little more power.
So it’s all about aligning your mindset with the job for you, you need to find something that works for you.
Depending on you, this may mean that either a 9 to 5 is not or is for you.
You may resonate with a number of these reasons you may have other aspects of the 9 to 5 that your not a fan off.
The good news is that there are so many options nowadays that if you don’t like something you can find another route for you.
As at the end of the day it’s your mental wellbeing that it’s so important and in a lot of cases working long hours in a job while is needed sometimes, can bring huge side effects in the long run.
This is why on this site I am trying to teach people how to achieve more than average.
You don’t need to be stuck doing something because you think its the only thing available to you.
There is a lot out there, and one thing I have learned over the years is that you don’t need a job to bring in an income.
Now what I am doing is personally teaching people myself how to escape the 9 to 5 and work for themselves from home.
You don’t need any skills, and you also don’t need hundreds of pounds to get started.
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That brings us to the end of the post on my 7 reasons why a 9 to 5 won’t make you happy.
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