Job Satisfaction? Not so Much.
Hey Job Lovers! Wait, why are there so few of you? Show of hands…who would change jobs if they could? A recent survey conducted by Parade magazine and Yahoo! Finance says 60 percent of the great American workhorse would love to pack it up at their current job and make a career change.
Interesting. Back in the day it was all about getting a job and then workers meeting the needs of the company…today’s workforce see it the other way around. For example, 60 percent of those surveyed said that they would rather have a more comfortable place to work than a less hectic commute, while nearly 60 percent said they would rather be given a 5 percent raise than expected to take two weeks vacation.It used to be thought that if you worked hard, stayed out of trouble, the rewards for loyalty would follow. No more than half of employees believe getting ahead at work has more to do with office politics than anything else, while just 30 percent attribute it to hard work. Encouragingly,, the survey found that younger employees believed more in hard work to get ahead as opposed to the office politics propaganda that the older workers buy into.
So why stay if so many are so unhappy? Out of the 26,000 respondents, nearly 30 percent say if they got fired tomorrow they would have no savings to last until they found another job, while only 15 percent say they thought they would be able to retire by the age of 65.