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10 Things You Should Stop Complaining About at Work

Adam Starr | Excelle



Work isn’t perfect, right? But if you are lucky enough to have a job right now, it pays to remember that millions of Americans don’t think you have a thing to complain about. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nation’s unemployment rate is hovering around 10%. Even more troubling, The New York Times reports that unemployed people are spending longer periods between jobs. In December of 2008, only 22.9% of people were unemployed for 27 weeks or longer. A year later, in December of 2009, a whopping 37.8% of people were unemployed for 27 weeks or more. That means that nearly 40% of our nation’s unemployed are going without jobs for nearly seven months.

Now that we’ve got some perspective, here’s a list of 10 things that you should stop complaining about at work.


Complaint #1: Your Salary



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    Account Removed

    almost 4 years ago

    I think there's a huge difference between whining/self flagellating (which seems to be going on in the comments here) and constructive problem solving. Companies shouldn't exploit people, but endlessly complaining about it, dragging everyone down into the pit of "poor me" all around you, doesn't do ANY good. If your workload is too much, and you aren't getting compensated for it, you should find a new job. And if that takes time because the economy sucks, thems the breaks.

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    tracirenee

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Being an exempt employee and being required to work till your contacts are done is crap... I don't get paid for overtime and I don't get to apply it to when I leave early so what is the point. I also commute and understand I knew where the office was when I took the job, but I took the job with the understanding that 6 months down the line I would be working from home and not making the commute. Oh, that would be one of those disappearing perks... I think there is a time and a place to complain and you need to know when and with who to keep your mouth shut. We will have lost four people by the end of the month due to missing perks and them deciding not to stay guess what they can't seem to find anyone to take their place so guess who gets to pick up their caseloads... yup all of us who are already stressed out and overworked. The good thing I can say is I am not unemployed and seem secure in my job.

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    KateWheeler

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I understand and agree with most of the comments, no one wants to hear complainers whine. But what should you do when the workload gets unreasonable? I don't appreciate the comment that "you are not a delicate snowflake," and that everyone is over worked. Yes, most of us are working harder, yet not everyone is working over 60 hours a week as an exempt employee, (no over-time pay). What should be done when your workload is beyond overwhelming all the time? Are employees just supposed to "suck it up?"

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    Enyah

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    So, shut up and color. We did not hire a person. You can be replaced!

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    sp277403

    about 4 years ago

    4 comments

    I agree with a lot of comments below...companies SHOULDN'T take advantage of the bad economy to limit things, and we should all enjoy our jobs or at least attempt to make the best of things.

    But from time to time, we might end up in a job we hate, or is less than stellar. I don't think the point of this article is to become machines in a workplace or drones. The message here is actually much bigger..I liken it to telling your parents or friends about someone you're dating - if you say more bad than good, they remember the bad things, not the good.

    The same is true at work - if you constantly complain about things, you're going to get a reputation for being dramatic and hard to work with. That is much worse for your career than being underpaid for a while, or any other small issue. Works are NOT entitled to perks at a company, and if you don't like your perks, you should move jobs. If you're choosing to stay in a job you hate, you should 'suck it up' and quit complaining, it will be more damaging to you in the end.

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    about 4 years ago

    I agree with lyndaplain.

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    upstatenygm

    about 4 years ago

    24 comments

    Complaining is counter productive. It can ruin a work enviroment. Try and find what you like about your job, or suck it up until you can find a new one. Happiness is a choice, it's all up to you on the attitude you bring to work. Obviously if you are miserable it will be a misserable work enviroment. Worst of all, that will pass on to your coworkers. If you choose to make it a great working enviroment, that also will pass on to your coworkers.

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    Account Removed

    about 4 years ago

    I agreee. complaints are the last thing I want to here my co-workers chat about. I do my best to keep an optimistic outlook and attitude, but co-workers make that extremely difficult when all they do is complain.
    My opinion is ; if you hate your job, keep it to yourself. Other people are trying to do there work - the right way.

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    about 4 years ago

    Have to agree with many of the previous observations. Companies more often than not are using the poor economy to their greedy advantage versus taking the high road and doing the right thing. Mind you, had the right thing been done all along then this country / world wouldn't be in the sorry shape it's in. The gap between economic classes is so large now that there will never be a way or a chance to catch up. To suggest that everyone act the same way, think the same way is ludicrious and dangerous to this society. Count me out.

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    lmisaacs

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    This articles assumes we are automatons and not actual humans. The fact that the economy is bad is not a good enough reason for someone to pretend that everything is great when they, in fact, hate their jobs.

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    ROlson

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Personal space heaters are not always allowed. And they are a fire hazard and use a LOT of energy to run. Ideally an office should be kept between 68 and 70 degrees F. This is considered the optimal temperature for a majority of adults. If you are constantly cold and in a cubicle office area look and see how close you are to the ceiling vent fans and/or open doors/windows. Ask to move away from these areas there is probably somone who is over-heating every day who would gladly change places with you.

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    andiself

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Why is this economy an excuse for bad behavior on the part of the corporations? Recently I heard that we had to do more with less and that is because the Global COO got a 40million dollar bonus.

    That is a company that is just upside down and has no ethics.

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