Workers more satisfied with their jobs


According to a new report from The Conference Board, 51 percent of U.S. workers report they were satisfied with their jobs last year. That’s the highest level since 2005. It found higher-skilled workers tend to have more control over their day-to-day work activities.

“They want to know what I want to do in order to stay. They want to keep me,” said a marketing professional. “I feel like, as a Millennial, they kind of look down on us, and so it’s nice to actually have someone supporting you and try to push you farther in your career.”

“The work is challenging and satisfying and we get a lot of perks. I get to work from home two days a week. I have a director that really trusts us. He doesn’t keep tabs. We’re treated like executives,” said a healthcare professional.

“I work with good people and I have good customers so they make it more bearable,” said a service industry manager. “I actually look forward to coming into work.”

“I have a lot of autonomy with my job. No micromanaging,” said an insurance professional.

Nearly 58 percent of those with total household income above $75,000 report feeling satisfied at work, compared with some 45 percent of those from households earning less than $75,000.

A new Robert Half study says half of American office workers feel underpaid, but employees in Dallas are among the least likely to be unsatisfied with pay. 

The study found 53% of workers in Houston don't think they're making enough money.


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