Study shoes that having a bad job is worse than no job for mental health.
“Maybe unemployment isn’t so bad after all. A new study says that, income notwithstanding, having a demanding, unstable and thankless job may make you even unhappier than not having a job at all.
Given that a paid position gives workers purpose and a structured role, researchers had long thought that having any job would make a person happier than being unemployed. That turns out to be true if you move into a high-quality job — but taking a bad job is detrimental to mental health.”
Read about the effects of a stressful job on your mental health from TimeHealth. Sometimes the stress of a job is less than the stress of being unemployed- at least for your mental health!