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What Makes A Good Job?

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Fifty-five percent of fully remote workers say they would accept a lower-paying job to stay remote.

The upheaval created by the pandemic raised a fierce debate about what workers really want from their jobs. Demands for flexible work, better pay, opportunities for mentorship, advancement, and connection with co-workers all play a role, according to a Washington Post-Ipsos poll of 1,148 workers.

In the wake of much change, about eight in 10 workers are satisfied with their jobs, even as over six in 10 say work is stressful, the survey found. While desire to work from home is a priority for some, pay, having a good boss or manager, and other aspects of a job rank higher.

Key findings:

  • People who can work remotely prefer the home office;
  • Pay matters, but so do good bosses;
  • Gen Z attitudes are different;
  • Most workers try to excel at their jobs, but many draw a line;
  • Most workers are "here to make friends";
  • Workers are surprisingly satisfied with their jobs.

From The Washington Post
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