What If You Could Change One Thing About Your Job?

What If You Could Change One Thing About Your Job?

Your thoughts on what would make your job better, easier or less frustrating.

What if you could change one thing about your job?

EHS Today asked, and we received a vast range of answers from more than 900 participants as part of our National Safety & Salary 2021 survey.

There were some prevailing answers: bigger budget, more staff and different reporting structure (many of whom do not like reporting to human resources or production).

We were pleased by the number of respondents who said they loved their job and wouldn’t change a thing.

We expected to receive some funny answers, and we did. We received a few disheartening answers, too.

But most of all, we were humbled to see your dedication shine through in your responses to this open-ended question, including: “One person cannot possibly perform the duties indicated in #14 for three campuses, 1,200 employees, and 10,000 students. But I try.”

It can often feel like the grass is greener on the other side, but there is—if not a universality—definitely camaraderie, commitment and empathy among safety professionals. After all, you work in this profession because you care about and want to help others.