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55% of Americans Don’t Like “Workin’ for the Man”

Happy with your day job? If so, you’re in the minority.

55% of Americans are not happy with their work and wish they could be doing something else, according to the latest study by The Conference Board, reflecting the highest dissatisfaction level in the 22-year history of the study. In just one year (from 2008 to 2009) satisfaction with jobs decreased 10% from the previous year.

People with jobs, who we refer to as “cube farmers,” under 25 expressed the highest level of dissatisfaction. Roughly 64% of them say they were unhappy in their jobs. The recession has hit their wage levels and has made their work seem like drudgery.

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We at StartupNation, including myself and my brother as founders, and also including the many tens of thousands of our community members who made the leap last year to run their own businesses are already experiencing the much-improved, much more fulfilling and exhilerating lifestyle of being entrepreneurs.

So, to those stuck workin’ for the man and not too happy about it… we say, START IT UP!

Here’s a good place to start: 10 Steps to Open for Business

About the Author: Rich Sloan

Rich Sloan is chief startupologist and co-founder of StartupNation and host of StartupNation podcasts. He is also co-author of the acclaimed how-to book, StartupNation: America's Leading Entrepreneurial Experts Reveal the Secrets to Building a Blockbuster Business. Rich encourages you to [...]

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