9 Reasons Americans Increasingly Hate Their Jobs

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

9. No Pride

When we conducted this survey in 2012, 83% of respondents said they are “extremely proud” of the work they do on a daily basis.

But what a difference a year makes.

Less than 12 months later after asking the same question, the number of people proud of their work plummeted to 64%. A variety of explanations likely apply here, but this could be the result of the employees who survived layoffs constantly having to do more with less, and since hiring hasn’t happened as quickly as expected they’ve begun to lose pride in their work.