The boss' perception: Given the rough economy,
workers are thrilled just to have a steady paycheck. The employee's
reality: Many are frustrated, secretly seeking new opportunities -
soon could be scooped up by another company as the economy
More than 8 in 10 employers feel that their
workers are "just happy to have a job," while just 53% of employees
feel this way, according to a new survey from online job-listing
company Monster.com and the research group Human Capital Institute.
17% of workers are thinking of changing jobs in the next 12 months,
according to a survey that employment website SnagAJob.com released
Thursday. Since the recession started in December 2007, about 6.7
million people have lost a job. Those who picked up duties from
laid-off colleagues may find it easy to jump ship, executive coach
Jennifer Kahnweiler says.
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