Your job is the most important aspect of your life. You give more than half of your day’s time to your job, and it’s your career that makes a major portion of your life and pays the bills.
If anything goes amiss in this area, there’s surely going to be a lot of negativity in your life. And it surely hurts when you’ve been working your butt off for that organization, but you get nothing in return.
No appreciation, no incentives, and you’re out there doing a thankless job, listening to all those jibes and taunts and just slogging it off.
There can be a lot of reasons why you’re not being appreciated at work. Let’s go through them one by one.
1. Other people take credit for your work:
There is always someone who will do absolutely nothing to contribute to the organization but always hops on to take credit for others’ work.
You come up with a great idea for that meeting, but your co-worker just steals it and presents it as your own while you sit there dumbfounded over what happened. Confront your employee about it and if it doesn’t work, just approach the authorities.
2. You are being underpaid:
The worst feeling in the world is to be under-compensated for your efforts at work. If you’re accepting a lower wage at work, people automatically assume that you’re desperate for a job and you’re just a cheap labor alternative for them.
Hence, your work and inputs will not be appreciated. Stand up for yourself.
3. You have an inconsiderate boss:
No matter how many hours you put in at work or how hard you work for that presentation, you won’t get the appreciation you deserve from your boss. They just don’t care because they just consider you a corporate slave. Do yourself a favor, look for a better employer.
4. Maybe you are taking a wrong step somewhere:
It doesn’t hurt to self-analyze, does it? Maybe you’re approaching work the wrong way; maybe you’re too much into your own devices. If you don’t get up your game and make yourself noticeable, you’ll stay in that zone of oblivion.
5. Some workers are jealous of you:
There will always be these characters in any workplace who just want to outdo you, interrupt you at all times, and be constantly jealous of you. They will not inform you about important work updates or meetings or just be condescending. Try being sarcastic and pointing them out, or just approach HR.