Americans Hate Their Jobs, Millennials Like Singing About It

Americans Hate Their Jobs, Millennials Like Singing About It

Americans hate their jobs…and, apparently, like dancing about it.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, 30-somethings, or Millennials, are worse off than their parents.

They suffer from high unemployment and lost a lot of money during the Great Recession. Considering those findings, 30-somethings are probably among the Americans hating their jobs.

Almost two years ago, a Gallop survey found that 71 percent of Americans hated their jobs, citing workers as “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” from their work. Now, in 2013, the number of Americans who hate their jobs still comprise over half of the United States workforce. The number of employees who are engaged and inspired at work has risen from 28 percent in 2010 to a muttering 30 percent in 2013.

Even back then Americans were not being perked up by increased benefits. Even perk-hunting Millennials only stay at a given job for a little more than a year, far below the average of 4.4 years for all American workers.

The experts say that job satisfaction is most important to Americans who hate their jobs. An employer can give free lunches, massages, a beer on top, but if the boss is a jerk the employees will still be hating life. Even a pay raise supposedly won’t help keep them happy.

The best workplaces are those that encourage workers to voice opinions and work together in return for job incentives. Management consultant Bob Nelson says, “You’re driving the performance that allowed it, rather than creating a culture of entitlement.”

Music artists are apparently reveling in this gloom, writing songs about Americans who hate their jobs. The lyrics from the “I Hate My Job” song proclaim:

I hate my job, yeah it really sucks.

I hate my job, delivering lunch

I hate my boss, ‘cause he talks too much

I hate my job way too much.

Since Americans hate their jobs so much, how should companies respond to complaints?