I've noticed a new trend of mine. While I should be enjoying my weekends and days off; I find that every Sunday I get the blues. All day I have "heading back to work" in the back of my head. Instead of relaxing or enjoying my day I sit and dread Monday (and the rest of the work week for that matter).
I hate the fact that I'm wasting my life at this company/career. It really takes some purpose away from my life. Its hard for me to find a work/life balance when the work aspect is so miserable. I spend too much time erasing and trying to get thoughts of work out of my head on my time off.
The whole staff is feeling especially unappreciated right now. A while back we thought morale couldn't get an lower, while guess what....it did. Our bosses continue to treat us like we are expendable and take advantage of as at every opportunity. The way we feel about our job is directly related to the way they treat us. I'm so burned out and tired. I hate the fact that going in to work everyday is a miserable task instead of an opportunity to shine and exercise my brain and accomplish something meaningful.
Every time I read an article about office morale I always hope my bosses read it and recognize it as it relates to our situation, of course that never happens. In fact they continue to work in the opposite direction. As the company's financial position becomes more dire, instead of working towards making the staff happier and more productive, they make cutbacks and "nickle and dime" us, which has the opposite effect they are going for. While they save a couple of dollars a month, which isn't enough to help anything, we become less productive and to be blunt...we don't give a crap.