Good money doesn’t always mean good work environment

BY: YASHIRA M. GUZMÁN

If you are trying to find a new job right now, then your primary concern is a good salary. Most of us want to focus on getting the best salary out there, and it’s understandable. We need a reasonable and fair income to pay off our day to day expenses, purchase our favorite items and live our life the way we dream. But the problem is that having a good income from your workplace doesn’t necessarily mean you will be happy in there meanwhile.

It’s rare to find a right work environment when you are also getting a good salary. The reason is simple:  When you receive a higher paycheck; you also have a lot of responsibilities. Many times, you will see that earning more money can be very challenging for you and in the end, it can turn out to be frustrating, not to mention incredibly stressful.

What can you do to maintain good health when you work in a stressful environment?

The best thing you can do at this point is to focus on what makes you happy. Money counts, but you do need to figure out a balance between the best paycheck and a healthy work environment. Sure, you may end up earning more money now, but this comes at a cost all the time. In this situation, you sacrifice your brain cells and your nerves as you try to identify the best ways to stay healthy and quickly boost your well-being.

According to Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, which is the chief economist at Glassdoor, “There is not necessarily a link between high pay and great leadership at a company.”  And he is right. These two things don’t mix well all the time.  You can have quite the disappointment just to try and earn the higher paycheck without having great leadership at your company. It may work for now, but in the long run, you will find that these sacrifices just aren’t worth your time at all. It’s an excellent approach to just focus on what matters to you.

What type of challenges can you encounter in a hostile work environment?

Most of the time, the primary issue you will experience is the unhealthy relationships that may have the people working there. If you work in a hostile work environment, you may feel that no one sees you with kind eyes. That is an actual problem, and most of the time it can bring some tough situations, to be honest.

Dealing with people that just make you unhappy and cause plenty of stress will only lead to a diversity of health problems that you certainly want to avoid. On top of that, when you work with a team like this, you won’t be very productive either. You need to realize that there are other challenges to deal with as well. Supervisors may not be the company’s vision and mission. They may lead you in a wrong way or not being real leaders at all, and that on its own will bring in a massive array of problems. Without a good leader and a person to guide you correctly, you or your coworkers will not obtain remarkable results in job performance. So, you will get a higher salary, but you will not be happy, and you won’t have the type of results you expect. Do not allow to be burdened with work. You should realize that even if you are getting a good paycheck, your happiness matters a lot more.

What can you do?

Maybe the best solution in this situation is to evaluate your life and your career. Identify if you are truly happy or not.  It will be a perfect opportunity to start making some changes in your life and to work very hard to lead yourself to a better path.

Sure, there will be challenges, a lot of them. But if you recognize how to handle each situation, you will find out that it is possible to surpass them. Just remember, money won’t bring happiness to your workplace if other areas in the workplace are unpleasant. Instead, if you want to be happy and get a decent paycheck, opt for those companies that focus more on what matters to you.   Maybe teamwork or a place that invest in their employee’s career development, also it can be flexibility or company culture. Medium or small-sized companies can be a perfect choice if this is important for you.

Either way, you should never be blinded by a paycheck. You shouldn’t endure a harmful or toxic work environment just because you get a good income. Value yourself more and focus on having a healthier and happier life. Think about yourself and take these decisions in a way that will benefit you in the long term.

At INVID we promote collaboration, we allow employees to be as creative and innovative as they can or want, we offer opportunities to learn and grow in their careers.  We focus on being solution-oriented, and we avoid hostility at all times.  Money is good but having a good work environment is better.