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Job satisfaction continues to fall

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

It seems that, among the many and sundry other aspects of life that have deteriorated in one way or another over the last few decades in the good 'ol USA, you can add job satisfaction to the list, at least according to this USA Today report on how workers view their jobs.

Declines have been broad-based - job security, wages, recognition, etc. - as overall satisfaction has dropped from 60 percent to just 45 percent over the last 20 years. Though a few years removed from the world of cubicles and annual performance reviews, both of those numbers seem a little high to me.

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Anonymous said...

Quit whining and get back to work!

Dan said...

the must not have interviewed Wall Street/bankers

Anonymous said...

Didn't know where to put this but thought you'd like it. California can't move on its stimulus spending because of all its bureaucracy. Classic!

John S said...

Let's go back 35 years to the beginning of my career. Made $5.25 hr. doing factory work. Comprehensive benefits at no cost to me. And I worked with people who'd been with the company since its founding 40 plus years before who could look forward to a generous pension and free health insurance for the rest of their life. And this was a family-run business with no union.

Flash forward to today. I make $15 hr at a job that requires a 4-year degree. Job security? My last three careers have already fled to India and this one will soon follow. And the last 3 or 4 employees fired at my company for "performance" were age 50 plus. My family health benefits package costs me $165 a WEEK. That's MY share! I can hardly wait to see that double in cost once the healthcare "reform" passes.

The only satisfaction I get from my job is knowing that the 20 somethings I work with who are just starting their miserable careers will see far worse serfdom after I'm long dead.

And there are Americans who are dissatisfied with their jobs? I can't imagine it.

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