Do you hate your job?
You might (or maybe do) if you’re a director of sales and marketing.
At least that’s the case, according to a survey by CareerBliss
, an online resource for job seekers. The survey ranked the “most-hated” jobs—a dramatic way of saying “least satisfying”—and marketing director was No. 2 on this list.
“A director of sales and marketing plans implements efforts to promote companies and generate business. Responsibilities often include budget management, public relations, and employee training.
“Sales and marketing directors reported the second-highest level of job dissatisfaction of all survey respondents. The majority who responded negatively cited a lack of direction from upper management and an absence of room for growth as the main sources of their ire.”
It seems that people in marketing careers can’t get no satisfaction. No. 10 on the list was marketing manager. Again, CNBC explains:
A marketing manager is responsible for overseeing advertising and promotion. This involves developing strategies to meet sales objectives, based on the study of such factors as customer surveys and market behavior.
According to CareerBliss, respondents in this position most often cited a lack of direction as the primary reason for job dissatisfaction. The most optimistic respondent described it as ‘tolerable,’ and gave it the faintest praise possible by saying, ‘It's a job.’ (In this labor market, that's not such a bad thing.)
The most optimistic respondent described it as “tolerable”? Be careful the next time you talk to a marketing manager at your company.
Speaking of caution, No. 1 on the list of “most-hated” jobs was IT director.
While neither public relations professional nor journalist made the list, PR counselor did rank as the second-most stressful job in a highly contested report from earlier this year
. Photojournalist ranked fourth; newscaster was No. 5.
And, in case you’re wondering, the happiest jobs, according to the National Organization for Research, are: Clergy, firefighters, physical therapists, authors, special education teachers, teachers, artists, psychologists, financial services sales agents, and operating engineers.
(via Health Care Communication News