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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.