Why Working Isn’t All Fun And Games

Career Mind-Map
Given how many years we are on the job, we might as well as make it fun. Photo by Flazingo Photos, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr.

If you’re one of those people that absolutely loves their job, and can jump out of bed and happily get ready for work, then you’re a very lucky person. Many people have to drag ourselves out of bed and force ten coffees down our throats just to get through the day, Working is a hard life, but it is a life we’ve all been forced to lead. You can’t have money without a job, unless obviously you’re lucky and win big on the lottery. So, you go to work to pay the bills. But it is never fun and games. There’s so many things that can go wrong in a working day that will just leave us miserable. Here’s a few of them outlined for you, and ways in which you can overcome them. If you’re going to be working for the rest of your life, you might as well make it fun.

Career Mind-Map
Given how many years we are on the job, we might as well as make it fun. Photo by Flazingo Photos, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr.

Safety Issues

A lot of jobs have a lot of safety issues. Unfortunately some companies just don’t protect their staff well enough to make sure they stay out of harm’s way. Take McDonald’s for example. Their staff work around hot equipment each day, if the fryers spit back or splash at them they’re likely to face serious burns. This does happen quiet commonly. If you know you’re in danger of this happening, you should try and speak to your boss about the safety issues. If you’re one of the people who has been injured at work through something like a burn, you should get in touch with a burn injury lawyer. Nobody deserves to be injured at work, and nobody should feel as though they’re not able to speak out and get some compensation for it. Specially trained lawyers will make sure you get the compensation you deserve, and if you lose your job after it you can then go down the route of unfair dismissal.

Colleague Issues

This is something that pretty much every workplace will come across. You’re never going to enter into a job where everyone likes everyone. It just doesn’t work that way. There’s usually some sort of feud going on, and you’re most likely going to come across it at some point or another. When it is aimed at you, it can really ruin your working day. Nobody likes to come into an office that has an unhappy atmosphere, especially not when it’s aimed at you. The best thing you can try and do is solve it asap. If it is because of something you’re doing that people don’t like, talk to them about it and acknowledge your actions. If it is something that someone else is doing that you don’t like, it can get pretty tricky. The best thing you can do is calmly approach them and speak to them about what it is they’re doing wrong. If they don’t understand they’re in the wrong, then you should take it to a manager for help.

Only two ways have been listed as to why working is never fun and games. There’s plenty more that could fill up many pages. But since you’re going to be working the rest of your life, you need to make sure you find ways to make working fun again.


  1. Because I am introverted, I plan to create my own job. Dealing with unreasonable coworkers and bosses is somewhat painful. Plus, I am doing work that I do not like either. When I start my own job, I can happily do the type of work (e.g. graphic and web design) that I like and deal with unreasonable people on the Internet mostly.

  2. You always get to the heart of the matter, Christy. Sometimes the best we can do is to be content in our work situations. However, if you are truly unhappy in a career, there are always other options, such as seeking a new job and/or training for a new career.

  3. Nice blog post, Christy. I’m a huge advocate of immediately quitting a job if you don’t like it. A huge myth that I’ve noticed is that people feel they must work a regular 9-5 job. I’d rather pick bottles out of trash cans instead. In fact, I have a huge amount of respect for bottle pickers and people who beg for change. They are their own boss. We’re lucky because there’s tons of ways to make money in the US that doesn’t involve spending 40 plus hours a week in a place you hate.

  4. I love what i do! I wake up before the alarm goes off. I do need 1 coffee, but hey, it tastes so good all hot and black in the morn. I love what I do so much, I don’t have a sit down lunch, and just snack all day on the move.

  5. I am extremely lucky to have a job I absolutely love! Where I spend more than 12 hours a day and not fret about it! And all these issues do not apply! Touch wood it remains like this for as long as I am there!

  6. Unfortunately I have had to return to full time work and I’m finding it hard. I miss having the time to write, blog, comment and read. And as you say there are the added problems of work colleagues, etc. Hopefully before too long I might be able to cut down my hours. In the meantime I’m just focusing on ‘another day another dollar! Or on my case pound!’

  7. This is an amazing post. Very few people are fortunate enough to have their passion as their job. But life has to go on. So many of us stuck in their jobs. We have to learn how to tackle things/people we dont like

  8. Most people are working for the money. Some are lucky to be in a job they love. If a job’s stressing you out more than the normal, then you need to get out because at the end, health is the most important thing. For the little issues of irritable work colleagues or a pushy boss, maybe a good way to get through it is to focus on the positives. If it outweighs the negatives, then there’s no reason to quit. Good post Christie!

  9. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us. I have found a job that allows me to have fun most days as I go about earning a paycheck. Much of that has to do with my attitude, which is under my control. I appreciate this article because it was a reminder to me that having fun at work can happen. Blessings, KK

  10. Sometimes I resent having to go to my day job, but, as far as my job history goes, it’s the easiest, cushiest, awesome-est job I’ve had. Especially in comparison to the Florida school system.

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