Job Satisfaction

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Job Satisfaction
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: 01-15-2006
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 8:33am
er, OK.


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 8:45am

i can't speak for a broken marriage but i do know that when i'm down ( for whatever reason ) that does spill to my kids, my husband.


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Registered: 06-24-2008
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 9:15am

If you want to read something really incredible, his book is "Man's Search for Meaning". You can read it in a day and it's about $7, and there's nothing else like it in the world. Very deep, very inspiring.

The credit for the quote in the signature goes to my YDD. My driveway is on an incline, and I sat there watching her figure out how to manage it on her little riding toy. She'd lift her feet, put them down, lift, down, testing it out. Then she just lifted them up and took off, giggling as I chased her down.

The link below that with the rules for being human I got from my therapist after my divorce.

"The last of human freedoms - the ability to choose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances." - Viktor Frankl.


Ten Rules for Being Human
"The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding."
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Registered: 05-19-2009
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 1:03pm

"When she was first diagnosed and for a bunch of years afterwards we were frequently plagued with sadness and "down" times -- for all the milestones and events that she (and we) would never get to experience. After that time we've moved into a place of acceptance and to enjoying the time that she is/will be with us. It's not that there's a "bright side" to the disease but there is ABSOLUTELY a bright side to having YOUR CHILD still with you."

Actually that's bascially what I meant. That if your child had cancer there would be many down times and sadness and grief and anger. Having a happy attitude is not going to change that (in most people) and I don't see how anyone would be happy about one's child being extremely ill. There is no bright side, but I did not mean that the parent in the hypothetical would never be happy. I was just trying to come up with some scenario for the posters who think they will be happy no matter what happens--because in EVERY case a good attitude will make you happy.

In the frequently relevant (to so many debates on Ivillage) words of Inigio Montoya from The Princess Bride "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

In the frequently relevant (to so many debates on Ivillage) words of Inigio Montoya from The Princess Bride "You keep using that