So say almost two-thirds (57%) of employees who believe their job makes them unhappy.
A survey by recruitment website totaljobs.com has also revealed that a third of employees (34%) claim their personal relationships have ended or suffered due to work pressures.
According to the experts at totaljobs, the key to contentment at work is to have open communication between staff and their managers.
A spokesman at the group said: “It is a bold step, but often telling a manager that there is a problem is well received. It also presents them with an opportunity to do something about it – manage.
“This style of bottom-up communication works best when managers are presented with an issue and prompted to find a solution because it empowers them.
“Presenting them with the problem and the solution may be construed as “too big for your boots’ behaviour.”