There are so many reasons to hate your job, if you’re lucky enough to have one. The top four, according to Spa! magazine, are: stagnant salaries; a sense of being underappreciated and underevaluated; an overriding, unfocused anxiety; and a lost sense of purpose.

Sixteen additional dissatisfactions follow. They are pretty much what you’d expect in a list like this, the only surprise being how widespread they are, shared by some 70 percent of 1,140 male full-time company employees in their 40s surveyed by Spa!

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