Does the story about Americans hating their jobs surprise you? It does me.
I know, a lot of people make sacrifices just to make ends meet, but it seems like maybe we should make better decisions about what we choose to do with our lives -- we spend a lot of time at work!
The survey finds that only 30 percent of American workers are "engaged or involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their workplace," meaning that 70 percent are not. Of those, 20 percent said they HATE going to work.
That's a strong word.
OK, I will allow that on some days I don't want to go to work. I would rather go to the gym, get something done around the house, or go to my son's school to have lunch with him.
And heck, I will always take an extra vacation day over a raise or other monetary incentive, because above all things, I value my time.
But I love what I do.
I love the people here at the station and I love the fact that I get to talk about current events for a living.
I guess I am lucky that I always knew what I wanted to do. I never wanted to go into sales or try medical school. I wanted to watch news, read news and write news. And the old saying, do what you love, worked out for me.
I found what I liked to do and the job and therefore the money, followed.
But if 20 million Americans HATE their jobs, we're missing out on a lot of productivity. And a lot of people's short lives are feeling even shorter.
Maybe everyone who hates their job should get a week or two to "job hunt" and ask themselves tough questions about their passions and figure out if they really hate their jobs, or the fact that they have a job at all.