Do Americans Still Value Hard Work?

New Survey Examines Workers’ Ever-Changing Relationship With Our Jobs

The Best Things About Work

Whether they’re happy or sad, we wanted to know what, exactly, caused these feelings about work.

When asked what they valued most about their jobs, the results showed money is not the most important thing. Although one-quarter of respondents said they value their paycheck the most, 30% of people said they place the highest value on the work they do day in and day out. Appreciation of coworkers came in third with 17%, followed by recognition (6%), their specific companies (5%) and favorable work schedule and medical benefits at 4% each.