[Previously Aired on April 8, 2014] The high cost of job dissatisfaction. A Gallup poll says 52% of full-time workers are disengaged, Costing US companies from $450 billion to $550 billion every year. America, stopped looking to your job for fulfillment and started looking at it as the unpleasant means to an end. 52% of all full-time workers in the U.S. are not involved in their work, not particularly enthusiastic about it and are committed only as much as they have to be. 18% of those folks are “actively disengaged” and have checked out to the point that they’re actually a hindrance to the company.
TRAGEDY IN AMERICA
This Cost U.S. companies $450 billion to $550 billion every year.
What does it cost you?
1) Self esteem
3) Life satisfaction
How to Find the right job for you:
What makes you happy?
What are you meant to do?
What are you passionate about?
What is keeping your from being more engaged?
Who talked you against the job you have?
How good are you at your job?
26.2%, workers ages 25 to 34 already have an unemployment rate that’s higher than in Canada, the U.K., France, Japan, Australia, Russia and Germany. Labor Department says it’s also the only group in the U.S. that saw its average wages decrease over the same span. 52% dissatisfied with their job and disengaged. One job is available in the U.S. for every three people who apply.
The domestic economy has regained just 5.7 million of the 8.7 million jobs shed during the Great Recession. Worse, roughly 65% of those jobs are of the low-wage variety, though nearly 60% of all jobs lost during the slump paid middle-income wages or better, according to the National Employment Law Project.
The most common job in America since the recession is in retail sales. Those workers number 4.3 million (greater than the population of Kentucky) and make only $25,000 a year, well below the more than $45,000 national median wage. While college students are still far better off than their less educated peers, art school students and MBAs alike are being crushed by student debt.
Deeply indebted doctorate recipients are seeking food stamps in increasing numbers. Roughly 284,000 college graduates are making minimum wage.