These days, most people are just thankful to have a job. Satisfaction or dissatisfaction with those jobs can be a luxury. Still, workers do have an opinion about it. And when they’re really fed up, hopefully there’s an opportunity to leave.
CareerBuilder.com released our 2009 Workers’ Satisfaction Survey this morning. Even with slower hiring predicted for 2009, 19% of workers say finding a new job is on their list of New Year’s resolutions and the same amount say they actually plan to leave their current job before the end of the year. Six-in-ten workers say the economy and the tightening job market are not making them hold off on their plans to change jobs.
Workers cited a variety of reasons for wanting to leave their jobs in the new year, with the most workers, 49%, reporting that better pay and/or career advancement opportunities are the primary reasons they plan to leave their current positions.Other Highlights include:
- A quarter of workers are dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their pay; 35% of workers did not receive a raise in 2008.
- 26% of workers are dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the career advancement opportunities provided by their current employers.
- 18% of workers are dissatisfied with work/life balance and 54% report their workloads have increased over the last six months.
What do you love the most or hate the most about your job? Are you going to look for a job this year or going to be one of the six-in-ten holding off? Tell us!