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Out of Our Minds
Thursday, October 13, 2005 11:43 AM
Two-thirds looking for a new job
Curt Rosengren on Passionate Work

Are you giving some thought to finding a new job? If you are you're in good company, according to a recent survey by the University of Phoenix. The survey, which polled close to 2500 workers in various industries, found that two-thirds of them are on the lookout for a new job.


5 comments

anita - 10/14/2005 10:08:59 AM
I'd love to hear from people who are truly happy in traditional work environments (i.e., they have to be at their desks by 8:30, take a strict lunch hour and then sit at their desks all afternoon until the bell rings.)

I know plenty of people who love their jobs -- but every single one has significant control over their time (many are in sales).
Whitney - 10/13/2005 11:56:16 PM
Some probably are satisfied or happy, Chuck. More power to them. They may be the minority, though. Sad commentary on the American workplace if they are the minority.

Some have acquiesced to a life of non-fulfillment, Janet.

I see my co-workers in this survey. The 40 employees fall into three categories. One group is content; they've been there 7 to 10 years, and see themselves being there another 7 to 10 years. They are emperors and empresses in this little kingdom. The second group would like to leave, but don't feel they can; there's flexibility that some, as working parents, need and aren't sure they'll find elsewhere -- or else these employees feel their skills have gone stale in the wake of constant misguided organizational changes. The third group are the ones who have been there 5 to 8 years, and who say they'd jump off the office building roof if they're still there in 8 years.

What I'd be curious to know is if this number -- people looking for jobs -- is unique to our times, or is just the norm for the last few decades.
Chuck - 10/13/2005 10:24:31 PM
Don't be foolish. Why do people assume that if you're not looking for a job, you're just a dupe. Could it be that you are, gasp, already satisfied -- or even happy??
Janet Auty-Carlisle - 10/13/2005 7:52:14 PM
Hmmmm...have the other third simply acquiesed to a life of non-fulfillment and therefore chose not to look any more.
Food for thought,

Jan
www.tobeyourbest.net
Janet Auty-Carlisle - 10/13/2005 7:51:52 PM
Hmmmm...have the other third simply acquiesed to a life of not-fulfillment and therefore chose not to look any more.
Food for thought,

Jan
www.tobeyourbest.net

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