I am certain that we have all read about Linkedin passwords being hacked by people in Russia and that we have now all changed our passwords, or are about to; but the part of this story that amuses me are the actual passwords used by the users.
Passwords used include “I wish I was dead”, “Ihatemyjob”, “hopeless” and no doubt many other permutations in the same vein; Freud or some other psychoanalyst would have a field day here in analysing these people and then come up with something about their mother, father, childhood or dead hamster to explain why they chose such a password.
Do passwords really show what we are thinking, if so I am a mass of numbers and punctuation marks; or are they a cry for help on the day they signed up to that web site. Like many of us we all have so many pin numbers, passwords or phrases to remember that our brains forget the important things in life (like picking the kids up from school), it is not surprising that people use silly phrases, possibly out of frustration or anger.
However taking the side of a psychoanalyst maybe the password is a real cry for help and these people do hate their job, if that is the case then the solution is really in their hands; get out and find a career that that they want to do and not one they drifted into after finishing full time education because their parents wanted them working.
If you do feel that you have a lot more to offer, not only to an employer but to yourself and your family, then now is a good time to re-evaluate your life and find a career that will give you absolute job satisfaction and a better home life. Working is not just about how much you can earn to keep the kids in ballet lessons or horse riding, it is about living long enough to enjoy life and the fruits of your labour.
If this describes you then perhaps you should contact us now.