New York-based business research group The Conference Board reports that only 50% of US workers are satisfied with their jobs compared to 14% who are very satisfied. In 1995, 59% were satisfied and 18.4% were very satisfied.
The greatest degree of dissatisfaction is with those who make between $25,000 to $35,000 and those who are 35 to 44 years old. 1 in 3 workers in the survey said they were satisfied with their salary. Workers also said benefits weren't good enough.
Lynn Franco, of the Conference Board's Consumer Research Center, says that there are more stressors in the workplace which include pushes for productivity, rapidly changing technology and changing expectations among employees.