New Survey Shows 70 Percent Of Americans Hate Their Jobs
A new study shows that Americans bitterly trudge to their jobs each workday and just as angrily leave each day. A recent Gallup report says that 70 percent of surveyed Americans either find their job repulsive or feel completely blasé about their work, the Daily News reports.
Employer’s efforts to implement incentives to boost worker productivity and motivation don’t help engaging workers in the office, the study says. “Not even alluring workplace perks like nap rooms, free lunches, and massages take the place of engagement,” Daily News adds.
The poll says that 44 percent of workers who had a more flexible schedule, rather than your traditional 9-to-5 job, were more content than workers who were just given perks.
Your colleague that stands by the water cooler complaining and your co-worker who browses the Internet for job postings during lunch breaks are labeled as “actively disengaged.” These workers make up 20 percent of the respondents. The co-workers who are uninspired by their jobs, but remain passive-aggressive, make up 50 percent of the poll’s respondents. They are simply labeled as “disengaged.”
The main reason behind the disinterest all comes down to the “bosses from hell” who do not acknowledge the hard work of their employees. Jim Clifton, the CEO of Gallup, stated that “poor management was one of the leading causes for employee disengagement,” it adds.
This indifference of America’s workers is costly. About $450 billion to $550 billion is lost yearly due to decline in productivity, stealing, and “calling in sick.”
Only 28 percent of U.S. workers are engaged in their jobs. This is two percentage points lower than those engaged in 2012. Employees who are able to work away from the office are more engaged than those required to report to the office each day.
This Gallup 2013 State of the American Workplace Report queried more than 150,000 full-and part-time workers in America.
Are you part of the 70 percent of Americans who hate their job?