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Dans la série « sondages qui ne servent à rien ». Les américans détestent leur travail plus que jamais depuis ces 20 dernières années, moins de 50% s’estimant « satisfaits ».

Pour ceux qui connaissent les travaux de « The Gallup Organization » avec leur étude internationale sur le désengagement basé sur leur « Q12 » cette nouvelle étude de « TheConference Board » nous donne de nouvelles informations:
D’abord, la tendance est plus forte parmi les salairés agés de moins de 25 ans, moins de 39% d’entres-eux n’étant pas satisfait de leur emploi.
Les employés agés de 45 à 54 ont le second plus mauvais niveau de satisfaction (moins de 45%).

Older people like their jobs more. Nearly half of all workers over 55 are satisfied with their employment situation.

Unsettling trend

Overall, dissatisfaction has spread among all workers, regardless of age, income or residence. Twenty years ago, the first time the survey was conducted, 61 percent of all Americans said they were satisfied with their jobs, according to the representative survey of 5,000 U.S. households, said Lynn Franco, director of the Conference Board’s Consumer Research Center.

“Although a certain amount of dissatisfaction with one’s job is to be expected, the breadth of dissatisfaction is somewhat unsettling, since it carries over from what attracts employees to a job to what keeps them motivated and productive on the job,” Franco said.

Money rarely buys happiness but it can buy job satisfaction—people making under $15,000 per year reported the lowest satisfaction while those making more than $50,000 per year said they were the most satisfied.

Location matters

People living in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are the most disgruntled (less than 410 percent say they are satisfied with their current job), and people living in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico were most likely to whistle while they work (56 percent reported being satisfied).

The thing that bugged most workers the most about their jobs were bonus plans and promotion policies. Workload and potential for growth were rated poorly also.

But the majority of workers polled found their work and co-workers interesting and their commute satisfying.