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November 15, 2007 / Toby Dayton

Some Sobering Statistics About The Workplace

3-signs-of-a-miserable-job.jpgPatrick Lencioni, author of ‘The Three Signs of a Miserable Job,’ appeared on CNBC yesterday to plug his book. During the interview, there were a bunch of stats being flashed across the bottom of the screen. Thanks to Tivo, I was able to rewind and capture them. They are as follows:

• 28% of U.S. employees are unhappy with their boss (CareerBuilder)
• 84% of workers are not in their ‘dream job.’ (CareerBuilder)
• 80% of employees do not think their job is fun (Reuters)
• Only 50% of employees are satisfied with their job (Conference Board)
• 21% of workers feel their boss is untrustworthy (CareerBuilder)
• Every year, 2.5 million people will quit their job (BOLS)
• #1 reason people quit: poor relationship with their boss
• 24% of workers feel they can do a better job than their boss (Reuters)
• 32% of workers call in sick when they were not (Harris)

As a side note, the 3 signs of a miserable job are being anonymous, irrelevant, and unable to measure your success or the value you bring to the organization.

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