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9 Reasons Americans Increasingly Hate Their Jobs

Annual "Value of Work" Survey Shows Employee Discontent on the Rise

1. Bad Attitude Toward Work

There was a fundamental shift in worker attitudes this year compared to last year when asked about what their attitudes are toward work.

In 2012, the top four answers to this question were “I’m proud of my work” (23%); “it gives me a sense of accomplishment” (22%); “it pays the bills” (19%); and “it’s a stepping stone to a better job” (16%).

Things seemed to flip-flop this year.

The top answers in 2013 were as follows: “it pays the bills” (29%); “it’s a stepping stone to a better job” (18%); “it gives me a sense of accomplishment” (14%). “I’m proud of my work” fell all the way to sixth place with just 11%.