Are you happy with your job?

“Not happy with your job? Just wait.” (AP)

A study by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 9 in 10 workers who are age 50 or older say they are very or somewhat satisfied with their job. Older workers reported satisfaction regardless of gender, race, educational level, political ideology and income level.

Today’s Question: Are you happy with your job?

  • PaulJ

    There’s nothing I’d rather do on a cold Monday morning. I just wish the roads were icier.

  • Scott44

    I never thought I would enjoy working for a goberment entity. But, honeslty, I do like my job and what I do. I don’t always like who i work with, but that is part of life.

  • John O.

    Having a spouse with ongoing medical issues, I really don’t have much of a choice now, do I?

    • Fred Garvin

      No, your work at this point isn’t really a choice.
      Do you see your decision to love and nurture your ailing spouse as a choice?

      • John O.

        Technically? Yes it is a choice. But there was never a question in my case. It is a responsibility because that is part of the deal when a couple makes the decision to say “I do.”

        • Fred Garvin

          As a general question, why you believe that so many others do not take the “I do” as you have?

          • John O.

            I’m not sure Fred. You will have to ask them.

  • Chris Rathbun

    I love that I have a job, but it’s not what I really want to be doing, but the market still hasn’t really recovered fully from 9/11. It’s no wonder these older Americans are happy with their jobs… they got employed when there was a job market to enter into. Too bad they didn’t provide a job market for their children.

    • Onan

      I guess you don’t know about those “more experienced” workers getting the boot from employers in favor of younger, less expensive workers.

      • Chris Rathbun

        it’s not a common occurrence in my reality yet. i am more aware of employers thinking EVERYONE is a recent college grad still living at home and paying a couple dollars above minimum. 🙁

  • KTN

    Pretty good gig, lots of travel (Europe a couple times in the next few months, which is always nice). No real downside, other than I have already retired from this career once before, only to be brought back into the fold by smooth talkers – so much for resolve.

  • Joanna

    I have a job in my profession of choice. I love the challenge my job brings and I feel very lucky that I could go back to school during the recession. I think the disatisfaction of young people is due to the investment of time and money into higher education that did not lead to a job in the profession. due to decisions made by the previous generation interviewed as “more happy” young people are coming into the work force with more debt and less opportunity. I am hopeful for the future and happy with my job, but I think as a country we need to do some sole searching for the next generation rather than looking out for only the here and now.

  • Mark in Ohio

    I’m borderline, but slightly yes. I love the work and the technical challenges I deal with. I also work with a great group of people. I feel that work environment is a very important but often under-rated part of job satisfaction. The drawbacks to my job are the travel distance and pay. I have to drive a long way to work, and the real-estate market in my area makes selling / moving a less than desirable option. A lack of raises within the company has left my mid-career experience level receiving just above entry level pay. As management chooses not to address the across the board pay issues here, I’m hoping to rectify this problem by changing jobs, but that will probably mean traveling even farther. I held out as long as I could, but I can’t afford to keep working at break-even any longer.