The 3 signs of a miserable job are:
- Immeasurability—Not measuring the right things
- Irrelevance—not tying goals to making a real impact on people
- Anonymity—not being known for anything other than what your job role entails
I’ve been in a position or two where #3 played a big factor in my job dissatisfaction. While it’s true that we hire people because they fit the job description, it’s important to always remember that we hire people, we don’t hire job descriptions. The people we hire have other skills, desires, and passions; smart companies utilize the whole person, not just some pre-conceived piece of them.