Sep 18th 2012
PARADE and Yahoo! Finance recently conducted their "Job Happiness Survey" - and the results are in. More than 26,000 people participated in the survey, and there's good news, bad news, and just plain interesting news.
Good news: 41 percent say they're confident they'll be employed for the next five years.
Bad news: Nearly 60 percent said they'd change their career path if they had it to do over.
Interesting news: 35 percent say they'd fire their boss if they could.
Following is a partial summary of questions asked and respondents' answers. You might find some of the statistics surprising.
How to people really get ahead on the job?
Hard work: 27 percent
Initiative: 18 percent
Creativity: 4 percent
Internal politics: 51 percent
Would you rather have a 5 percent raise or two more weeks of vacation?
Raise: 56 percent
Vacation: 44 percent
What would you improve first - your commute or your workspace?
Commute: 38 percent
Workspace: 62 percent
How often do you bring work home with you?
Every day: 13 percent
Often: 24 percent
Rarely: 36 percent
Never: 26 percent
Would you be friends with your colleagues if you didn't work with them?
Yes: 51 percent
No: 49 percent
What best describes your mood on Sunday night?
Excitement: 6 percent
Neutral: 51 percent
Minor dread: 34 percent
Despair: 9 percent
If you lost your job tomorrow, how many months of savings would you have to tide you over?
I have no savings: 27 percent
1-3 months: 26 percent
4-6 months: 15 percent
7-9 months: 5 percent
10-12 months: 8 percent
13-24 months: 6 percent
More than 2 years: 13 percent
At what age do you expect to fully retire?
Younger than 60: 13 percent
60-64: 20 percent
65: 15 percent
66-70: 28 percent
71-75: 12 percent
Older than 75: 13 percent
Want to take the survey? Go to the PARADE website - they want to hear from you!
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Source: PARADE and Yahoo! Finance Survey