Fewer than half of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs, based on a set of survey questions about Americans’ opinions about their workplaces, compensation, job security, co-workers, bosses, chances for promotion, etc. The share is much lower than it was in 1987, when the series began.
Interestingly, dissatisfaction among the youngest workers seems to be driving the trend; just 28 percent of employed workers younger than 25 were satisfied with their jobs in 2013, versus about twice that share in 1987:
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Young workers hate their jobs – The Washington Post.
But a good basic salary was deemed important, with 49% saying they were motivated by how much they were paid
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It may appear the UK is a connoisseur in the job satisfaction market, and that the double dip recession is the antidote for increasing happiness at work, but there is a caveat: our European compatriots are fields ahead of us in this area: The stark reality is the satisfaction we have with our jobs and … Continue reading
75% globally agree to the statement: “I would change jobs if I can make more money elsewhere” finds Randstad Workmonitor survey 61% also say that their job is merely a means to make a living and nothing more, according to the latest findings of Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Randstad … Continue reading