Are Americans Happy with Their Jobs?

Most office workers would grade their job a B-. Are you satisfied with your job?

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“Do what you love.” That has been the message for college students deciding on a major, or millennials looking to establish a career if they haven’t done so already. And for many, that message is a reality.

Professional staffing service and solutions firm, Kforce, polled 2,000 full-time workers across all industries on their current job situation, and the employees gave a satisfaction grade of a solid B (85%) regarding their day-to-day operations.

However, that grade dropped to a B- (or 81%) for each of their work-life balance, company morale, and benefits package.

The fields that scored the lowest were communication (31%), employee retention (31%), and staff diversity/inclusion (28%).

In areas such as the potential for internal growth, company morale, and benefits for their office jobs, there was a clear distinction between gender. Women, on average, scored a full letter grade lower than their male peers.

67% of Americans believe it’s important to love their jobs and 58% of men said they did while 47% of women said the same. Those willing to take a pay cut for the job of their dreams were willing to leave almost 30% of their current salary on the table.

“People are willing to make sacrifices or think beyond pure compensation to put themselves in a better situation,” said Ryan Lynch, client relationship executive at Kforce.

“In return, employers are willing to make sacrifices for someone who’s passionate about their work. Some clients will pay more for a standout candidate or hire someone without having a defined job opening. Employers understand that success comes from great people who love what they do.”

So, if workers believe that the grass is greener elsewhere, why not leave? That would be due to the lack of opportunity out there, according to two-fifths of job hunters. “Job seekers want access to a variety of jobs, and many are leveraging recruiters to expand their job search,” said Alex Bury, senior director of national delivery at Kforce.

“Sometimes a recruiter looks at a resume, and the perfect position for them just clicks. With their level of intuition from matching people with jobs around the country, recruiters can advise them where to look.”

However, that has not dimmed the light on their optimistic outlook. 62% of workers believe that they will be in their dream job within five years. On the flip side, the average worker thinks they will be at their current situation for at least another 5.5 years.

But, 53% of the latter would be willing to stay longer if they received better pay, 47% would be willing if they received better benefits, 40% with a promotion, 37% if they had more flexibility in their schedule, and 36% if there were technological improvements. You can read more about this story on the New York Post.

Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

Most office workers would grade their job a B-. Are you satisfied with your job?

58% Very
42% Not so much
56% Very
44% Not so much
63% Very
37% Not so much


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