FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
If you're lucky enough to have a job, a record number of you aren't satisfied with it.
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A new survey shows only 45-percent of workers are happy with what they do - that's the lowest level ever recorded in more than 22-years.
Part of the reason, of course, is the worst recession since the Great Depression. But it's not just the recession. Worker dissatisfaction has actually been increasing for more than two decades.
Here's some of what this survey found:
Other key findings in this poll done by the "The Conference Board":
Economists say that if this trend in job satisfaction isn't reversed... it could wind up hurting innovation along with America's competitiveness and productivity. And with unemployment at levels we haven't seen in decades, it's difficult to imagine being able to address this issue any time soon.
Here’s my question to you: How satisfied are you with your job?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Workers under 25 are most dissatisfied because they plain don't want to work, they have been coddled beyond belief and the feeling of having to go out and work for a living is just too stressful. This is the future of our country and they are already complaining about 40 hours per week and missing out on all their social activities.
Jim from Honolulu writes:
I work in a restaurant right on Waikiki Beach, and couldn't possibly be happier due to the stunning scenery, perfect weather, and personal interactions. I think this shows the vital importance of location to job satisfaction. I'm sure an identical job in decaying Detroit, for instance, would be a real bummer.
I worked in the private sector for 30 years and things got done, and 98% of the time they got done correctly. When my company went under, I was forced to take a big cut in pay and a job with the IRS. Now I know why I avoided working for the government for 30 years.
Bud from Reston, Virginia writes:
As long as I'm working every day and getting a regular paycheck, I'm satisfied, Jack. Not too many people can honestly say: I love my job. Artistic people and musicians are among the few that would do what they do for nothing - mainly because they would rather create and perform then anything else. Then with talent, hard work and a few breaks the money follows. But that's rare.
Bob from Baltimore writes:
I have a job, I am satisfied.
I love my job, and am thankful that I'm employed and working for a great company. I've had some pretty awful jobs in the past, and for the first time in over a decade, I'm happy. I really enjoy working with my co-workers and my boss – everyone is kind, respectful and helpful. I couldn't ask for a better place to be.
Signed “Wolf and Jack”