How many of your friends spend a lot of time complaining about their jobs? It might seem like everyone is complaining, but one age group seems to be happier at work. A new 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.
That result was the same for older workers regardless of gender, race, educational level, political ideology and income level. Though research has shown people across age groups are more likely to report job satisfaction than dissatisfaction, older workers consistently have expressed more happiness with their work than younger people have.
Everything isn't perfect for older workers. The survey found significant minorities of people reporting unwelcome comments at work about their age, being passed over for raises and promotions, and other negative incidents related to being older. However, it was far more common to note the positive impact of their age.
Six in 10 said colleagues turned to them for advice more often, and more than 4 in 10 said they felt they were receiving more respect at work.
So, if you're still struggling to find your bliss at work, maybe it's only a matter of time before you get a higher degree of satisfaction!
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