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Despite Grumbling, Most Americans Say They Are Happy at Work
August 27, 2007
Although some people may spend part of the Labor Day weekend complaining about their bosses or about job burnout, most Americans are satisfied with their jobs, a survey found. The survey showed job satisfaction increases with age. The study shows that 86 percent of the people interviewed said they were satisfied at their jobs, with 48 percent saying they were very satisfied. Only 4 percent reported being very dissatisfied.
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