Posts Tagged ‘Miserable’


How the Fair Work Act created a nation of victims

The Fair Work Act is destroying the working life-blood of this nation and no-one can stop it! Worst still is that no-one is even saying that it is. They’re all just going about business as usual ignoring the devastation and ‘working with it’. Even the Liberals aren’t talking against it because they’re too scared of not winning at the next election. Not only is this piece of legislation creating victims out of workers and employers, it has also created victims out of our politicians. They are so scared of loosing the next election that Australia, the Nation, is going to ultimately loose and fall victim to the Fair Work Act.


Why is mental health such an important issue in the workplace today?

Firstly, psychological problems are estimated to affect 45% of people at some stage in their life, and as many as 20% of the population in any given year.  And secondly, don’t most of us spend around half of our waking hours at work? Mental illness doesn’t discriminate on the basis of employment status; we bring our mental health problems to work just as we bring our physical health problems to work.  More importantly for this discussion, the number of people experiencing mental disorders as a result of their work environment is on the rise.


Being miserable at work

I read a quote by Carlos Castaneda the other day while in Planet Books and it struck me like a sledge-hammer. “We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” I have known what seems to have been so many miserable people it really isn’t funny. I used to think that I could help them to be happy. All I got was exhausted and they just wanted more of me and my energy. I judged them harshly and eventually avoided them believing they were nothing but a drain. Then I realised I was ignorant.