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...
We’ve tackled this topic before in our Working Survey, but before we dig deep into our newest survey results, let’s start basic.
The first question we asked people was very simple: Are you happy at your current job? Overall, 69% said they are unhappy in their current position. That’s a marked increase from last year’s survey, in which only 43% of respondents said they were unhappy at work. So what’s going on?
Although the economy is (supposedly) recovering and hiring has ticked upwards, many businesses are running lean and have avoided hiring back staff. So one reason for all the discontent could be that existing employees are being asked to wear several extra hats at the same – or potentially less – pay.