I’m not a doctor, and neither is the author of this Huffington Post article. But the results seem pretty clear.
Hating your job leads to stress, which can be a killer. When you can’t deal with the stress, you find yourself becoming irritable which in turn messes up relationships. Things you used to do for fun become another source of frustration. In extreme cases, you end up staying at home and hiding out, so you get even more frustrated. Some people become clinically depressed as well.
I’ve also found that when you really, really hate your job, you may find yourself sabotaging your career. You do something really dumb that kills your job and maybe your career. You force yourself to move. In effect, you fire yourself.
The article in Huffington Post explores specific ways you can be harmed, but doesn’t suggest ways to deal with the crisis. You’ll find many suggestions in this blog and elsewhere on the Internet. I’ve also written an ebook that people seem to find helpful: Ten Things To Do When You Really, Really Hate Your Job.