It shouldn’t come as a surprise, given the grim state of the economy, that more people are feeling dissatisfied in their work. They feel shackled to their less-than-ideal jobs because the threat of not having one is horrific and unthinkable. Many are being asked to do more work for the same—if not less—pay.
In addition to wage stagnation, there is growing concern about the lack of promotional opportunity at work. People are becoming less engaged, oftentimes frustrated with management, generally disillusioned. The enticement of job mobility is secondary to job stability. These are symptoms of an economy in recession.
It’s not all bad news, though. Indicators suggest that we are emerging—albeit glacially—out of this recession. Which is encouraging, but we’re still hearing it from all sides: The job market these days is just plain tough and confidence is waning. Think about how vastly different it looked just a few short years ago. Read more →