Job Satisfaction

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Job Satisfaction
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Thu, 01-14-2010 - 10:21am

I have seen reports in various news sources talking about a study that states that job satisfaction is a low. The reporters all seem to be surprised at the study. Their thinking is that in a bad economy those that have jobs should be grateful for job satisfaction should be up.

I totally agree with the reasoning that job satisfaction would be down in a bad economy for a few reasons:

1. In a good economy those that are not satisfied with their jobs have more options to change jobs than in a bad economy.

2. Employers know that and can put on more work load etc since it is very unlikely for that employer to leave.

3. Sometime when companies are hurting they will purposely make things harder on employees. It is much better for their bottom line to have someone leave on their own (or with cause) that to have to pay a severance package for layoff.

Your thoughts.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 01-15-2010 - 8:33am

"if you're satisfied with a job, you're satisfied with other parts of your life too. "

I don't agree that there is a connection between job satisfaction and satisfaction with other parts of ones life.

I put up with a pretty crappy job for a couple of years. The thing that made it bearable was the fact that the rest of my life was pretty good. It made it much easier to spend 8 hours a day doing something I would rather not be doing knowing that it only lasted for those 8 hours and the minute I walked out it would be better.

I think that the people under the most stress are those that are not satisfied with either their home or job lives. Those that have satisfaction in either area have that to help them survive the area they are not stisfied with.

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Fri, 01-15-2010 - 8:36am
LOL. I have a high job satisfaction rating with my husbands job, since it allows me to not have a job. Disclaimer: inter-spousal job satisfaction ratings may not have a strong positive correlation.

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Fri, 01-15-2010 - 9:31am
ROFL!














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Fri, 01-15-2010 - 9:52am

really, so on the flip side, if the job was not a crappy one - a job you actually liked - would something somewhere else have suffered?

 

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Fri, 01-15-2010 - 10:16am
Didn't take you long to get the rhythm of this board down, did it? ;-)
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Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 01-15-2010 - 11:19am

"really, so on the flip side, if the job was not a crappy one - a job you actually liked - would something somewhere else have suffered?"

No nothing would have suffered. The only difference would have been I would have been happy in my work day and outside of my work day instead of just outside of it.

" would hope most ppl satisfied at a job are satisfied with AH lives too even though your OP only picks at jobs. "

Again it does not carry over. Someone could be very happy in their work live but be in a rotten relationship.

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Fri, 01-15-2010 - 1:59pm
2012 the movie? Facebook? Fans of Nobama? This seems like some random information to me. Could you please explain?

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Fri, 01-15-2010 - 2:51pm
LOL - I try :P

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Fri, 01-15-2010 - 3:11pm

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I think that satisfaction in one area of life helps us to cope with dissatisfaction in other areas of life, but I don't think that that's the same as what you're saying here.















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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 01-15-2010 - 4:06pm
I think you should seriously consider hiring a security guard, so that you could lower the danger of job loss even further.

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