Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
The good news is most people -- regardless of whether they live to work or work to live -- take pride in their work.
Nearly 83% of those who took our survey said they are "extremely proud" of the work they do. Furthermore, just more than 71% said they are fully committed to their careers.
But things shifted dramatically when children enter the equation.
When respondents were asked if they would recommend their child/children work in the same job, a mere 36% answered favorably. And while results differed by industry, people working in the agriculture/ranching industry were by far the most likely group to pass their career down to their children, with 67% reporting favorably. Professional Services (44%) and Information Technology (43%) were the next closest.
The industries least likely to recommend their jobs to their kids include Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation (25%), Finance & Banking (24%) and Retail (18%).