There are generally three types of unhappy people at work, says life coach Eugene Seah.
You have the ones who are temporarily unhappy due to issues with, say, their colleagues or boss; those who are deeply unhappy because they would rather leave their job and do something more meaningful; and finally those unhappy souls who are just walking in circles, unsure of what they want.
If any of those describes you, you are not alone.
A survey report by data collection platform Qualtrics that was released in January 2019 said just 49 per cent of Singapore respondents were satisfied with their current job, below the reported global average of 62 per cent of employees.
Coaches and psychologists agree that happiness at work is important since people spend so much time there.
Singapore Management University associate professor of psychology William Tov notes that while it may not be necessary to be “cheerful” at work, it is important for employees to be satisfied, and feel positive and engaged with their job.