From Executive Producer Cari Hernandez
According to a new survey, only 45% of Americans are satisfied with their work. That’s the lowest level ever recorded by the Conference Board Consumer Research group, in the more than 22 years it has studied the issue.
Researchers say the number of unhappy workers has increased for a variety of reasons:
- Fewer workers consider their jobs to be interesting.
- Incomes have not kept up with inflation.
- The soaring cost of health insurance has eaten into workers' take-home pay.
Economists say that if the job satisfaction trend is not reversed, it could stifle innovation and hurt America's competitiveness and productivity.
We want to know what you think about this study.
Tell us why you are happy or unhappy with your job.
Post your comments and Heidi will read some of them in the 10a hour of the newsroom.