Does your job have repeated intense physical exertion? Are you exposed to unpleasant and potentially hazardous working conditions? What about hostile or threatening workplaces? Are your deadlines reasonable, or do you have too much to do in not enough time? Do you take time out of your personal life to do work, all for a dead end job?
If any of this sounds familiar to you, you’re not alone. QZ just reported on a survey from the Rand Corporation that found the following:
- Nearly three-fourths of Americans report either intense or repetitive physical exertion on the job at least one-quarter of the time.
- More than one-half of Americans report exposure to unpleasant and potentially hazardous working conditions.
- Nearly one in five Americans are exposed to a hostile or threatening social environment at work, such as unwanted sexual attention and verbal abuse.
- Most Americans (two-thirds) frequently work at high speeds or under tight deadlines, and one in four perceives that they have too little time to do their job.
- About one-half of American workers do some work in their free time to meet work demands.
- Only 38% of workers state that their job offers good prospects for advancement.
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