These are the industries with the most dissatisfied employees

We all have those days when we really hate our jobs and want to submit that letter of resignation. Hopefully, those are few and far between for most of us. However, for many people hating your job is the status quo. Student loan refinancing firm Comet decided to look into how much dissatisfaction with a company would take someone from just having negative thoughts about their job to actually moving to a different employer or just quitting.

They surveyed over 1,000 employees about what frustrates them in their current careers and they found that these were the top industries citing the most dissatisfaction.

Top industries citing dissatisfaction

  1. Hotel, Food Services, and Hospitality 31.2%
  2. Wholesale and Retail 28.3%
  3. Transportation and Warehousing 20.6%
  4. Information Services and Data Processing 19.8%
  5. Technology 19.5%
  6. Arts Entertainment and Recreation 16.7%
  7. Medical and Health Care 16.3%
  8. Education 15.0%
  9. Manufacturing 13.7%
  10. Scientific 13.4%
  11. Finance and Insurance 13.0%
  12. Government and Public Administration 12.7%
  13. Construction 11.0%

It ain’t easy work in the service industry it seems. This is why there are such high rates of turnover in these fields.

Tech jobs also made it high in the rankings which isn’t surprising considering earlier this summer when Ladders wrote about a survey from workplace app Blind that found that out of 11,487 users, many of whom work in Silicon Valley, half of them were experiencing burnout from work. This is why the survey found that more than three-quarters of technology workers have contemplated leaving their jobs, the largest portion of any industry. It shows you that even if a fancy company has numerous perks, it really comes down to the culture.

Top reasons for dissatisfaction by industry

Lack of appreciation/recognition ranked high for top reasons for job dissatisfaction in the tech industry the survey found. Take a look at the other reasons for unhappiness in industries in the graphic below.


Resignation contemplation

And here are the number of employees who have contemplated resigning from their jobs: