Are you tired of your job? Haven’t received a decent pay raise in a while? Making sacrifices for your employer without getting anything in return?
You’re not alone if you answered yes to any of those questions.
There are millions of people dissatisfied with their job. And like you, at some point, they also asked themselves: what can I do to improve my situation? How can I get my life back?
And let me tell you. They quit. And they became proud members of the anti-work movement.
Yes. The anti-work movement. The community whose supporters loudly discuss poor working conditions, unsatisfactory wages, and how to help those trapped and exploited in their jobs. The community that attracted Republicans, Democrats, and anarchists alike.
To find out more about anti-work sentiments, MyPerfectResume conducted a survey and asked 1000+ working Americans how they genuinely feel about their jobs and the labor force in general.
Some surprising key findings:
- 65% of respondents worked only for financial reasons.
- 58% would like to withdraw from working life completely.
- 62% of respondents felt like society pressures people into putting an unhealthy emphasis and importance on work.
But it’s not as if there are only bad sentiments in the labor market. Some people appreciate work itself, regardless of the downsides:
- 73% believed that work was valuable.
- 68% of respondents believed that work gave life meaning.
- 66% agreed that lack of employment would negatively affect them.
If you would like to discover more facts about the anti-work, its supporters, or political influence on job satisfaction, check out the complete study: