Skip to comments.Majority Of Americans Dislike Their Jobs, Survey Shows
Posted on 02/24/2007 7:40:26 AM PST by shrinkermd
Less than half of Americans -- 47% -- are satisfied with their jobs, according to a 2006 survey of 5,000 households released Friday by the Conference Board.
The dissatisfaction is growing. Last year marked the first time a majority of respondents have said they're unhappy at work, according to the occasional survey from the private research organization.
Twenty years ago, about 61% of workers were happy with their jobs. In 2005, 52% were satisfied.
...The happiest workers are those over 55, those who make more than $50,000 a year, those who put in more than 50 hours a week on the job, and those who live in the Mountain states.
....The least happy workers those are under 25, those making less than $15,000 year and those living in the Middle Atlantic states
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I love my job!
Oh, wait, I'm retired.
I really like my job, and the company i work for. I would not contnue doing it if I hit a big Powerball drawing, though.
Who said it that if the people loved their jobs, then one wouldn't have to pay them for working?
If we liked our jobs we would have to pay the company to do it. They pay us because otherwise we wouldn't do the work.
An even larger majority dislike working. That's why we have 20 million Mexican nationals living here. Somebody has to do it.
Wow. What revelations.
I love my job and can't believe they pay me so much for doing so little. Of course, I am my own boss.
Braggart! I obviously like my job, I've had the same one for 18 1/2 years.
Love my job.
As with everything else in life, there are parts of the job that suck from time to time. The real problem here is people who think they should have everything they want, all the time.
Hey morons! You put up with the bad to get to the good. That's the way things work! Life isn't a sitcom.
I love being in the monority!
There is a political side to this. I think these attitudes are reflective of a socialist, dependency mindset. If you are feedom-loving, you will refuse to trade your freedom for security. The average American today will trade five pounds of freedom for one pound of security, and I think that is what this poll reflects.
The other aspect of this that I can't help but notice is that people were happier in their work when the workplace was less regulated than it is today. These days, you can't flirt, or make a politically insensitive joke, or smoke, without the system coming down on you. They have taken the humanity out of working, turning people into cubicle-ized robots, walking in fear of their every word or deed. No wonder thay are unhappy.
The next step, of course is to pass a law mandating work happiness.
Where is your statue? I want to go to the park where everyone kneels before your effigy.
This is not a bad thing in my view. So people whjo want to be happier will tend towards self-employment. And how would that be a bad thing for people or our country as a whole?
Until they lose that job.
Believe me, I have worked many, many jobs and the worst, by far, were the ones where I decided I didn't want to do my best. This is nothing but sniveling - pure and simple.
And being the President, too.
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