Half-full or Half-empty, where is employment going?
Worker satisfaction has declined in the past few years. The article Half-full Half-empty, stated that the income and age group the most dissatisfied with their jobs were income ranging from 25,000-35,000 a year and age 35-44. The age group that was the most satisfied with their jobs was ages 65 and older. It stated that the reason for the long-term decline was because of technology and the increased demand for productivity, and the short-term were issues like bonuses and compensation packages. It also stated that the baby boom generation will be leaving the work force soon and that the new generation of young workers will be just as unsatisfied but will be able to put up with technology changes. I really think that the new young generation will have a lot to pick up. The job market is going to expand so big, and younger generations are going to have to pick up the excess demand of production that will exist when a large working force leaves. I think that the younger generations are going to demand more bonus packages and higher pay, but companies aren’t going to afford it. It will be interesting to see how it will all pan out.
Posted by Marie at 2/28/2005 03:10:00 PM