Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
Overall, 59% of total respondents said they are personally fulfilled by their work, with nearly half (49%) willing to work extra hours simply because they enjoy their jobs.
But it stands to reason that if you make your job a priority, you’ll get more out of it than someone who is simply collecting a paycheck.
Ninety-one percent of people who live to work say they are fully committed to their work, compared to 65% among those who work to live. It makes sense that 80% of the live-to-work respondents claim to be personally fulfilled from their work, with just more than half (51%) of the work-to-live contingent reporting the same.
From a sheer enjoyment perspective, only 57% of people who work to live say they enjoy their jobs. But that number rises to a whopping 78% for those who live to work.