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Most People Want More Than Money from Work

For most of human history, a high percentage of people were not happy in their jobs. Most of them were stuck in the same work roles as their parents, with few opportunities for change. Nowadays, we have more opportunities, but many people are still unhappy with their jobs. According to a recent survey by the Conference Board, a New York–based business research group, more than half of workers feel this way.

But perhaps some of today’s dissatisfaction is explained by raised expectations. That is, many people now look for both meaning and enjoyment from the way they earn their livings. They want more than simply earning a paycheck.

If you’re like many people, the type of work you do and the people you work with are more important to your job satisfaction than pay. In addition, you are more likely to enjoy, stay in, and be successful at a career that suits your interests and skills. For these reasons, you would be wise to spend some time considering what you want out of your work.


  

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