Topic: surveys

The Secret To Happiness Is Being A Teacher

The Secret To Happiness Is Being A Teacher

Teaching often gets a bad rap as a career: The pay isn’t great, the benefits are decreasing, more and more of the job is consumed by teaching to standardized tests, and teachers are increasingly blamed for a whole host of government budget woes. But that doesn’t mean going into teaching is a bad career move. According to Gallup, teaching is one of the best careers in terms of employee well-being, beating out investment bankers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and many other categories. More »

New Survey: Women Experience More Work Stress Than Men

New Survey: Women Experience More Work Stress Than Men

Thirty-five percent of American workers are chronically stressed this year, but hey, that’s actually great news! Last year, a whopping 41% of workers said the same, according to a new survey from the American Psychological Association. But there are some fascinating differences in how men and women experience work stress: Namely, women are significantly more stressed out than men. More »

New Survey Finds Women Get ‘Old’ At 28. But Wait, It’s Good News!

New Survey Finds Women Get 'Oldâ At 28. But Wait, Itâs Good News!

An extremely scientific new survey that will definitely make you feel really good about yourself has found that 28 is the age at which women “officially” become old. The number one sign of elderly decrepitude: If you value your career more than your sex life. Maybe this explains why Pippa Middleton celebrated her 28th birthday last year by simply going to work. More »

New Survey Finds Young Women Are Strangely Unambitious

New Survey Finds Young Women Are Strangely Unambitious

Young women are overwhelmingly more interested in becoming entrepreneurs than CEOs, and even more of them would prefer to not hold any kind of management position at all, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of the Telegraph. About 17% of British women between ages 18 and 35 days the would like to run their own company someday, compared to just 3% who say they’d like to be CEO of an established firm. The contrast suggests that climbing the career ladder — the traditional path to traditional success — isn’t as appealing anymore as going it alone. Is that good news, or a worrying sign that women are abandoning hope?
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Many Office Romances Start With An Emoticon ;-)

Many Office Romances Start With An Emoticon ;-)

When it comes to finding love in the workplace, pedestrian pleasures often have to sub in for traditional engines of romance: Coffee instead of cocktails. Fast food under fluorescent lights instead of long dinners over candlelight. And, as it turns out, emoticons instead of love letters. According to a new survey, about 45% of women and 59% of men who have gotten romantically involved with a coworker say the affair started with an emoticon in a text message or email. More »

New Survey Finds Workplace Pride Is Plummeting

New Survey Finds Workplace Pride Is Plummeting

The number of women who say they aren’t proud of where they work has grown from 17% at the beginning of the year to 27% today, according to a new survey of British workers. Overall, about 40% of workers say they’re proud to work where they do, a number that has dropped significantly over the course of the year. The shocking drop in workplace pride suggests a work force struggling to stay engaged — a troubling trend for business owners. More »

Are Summer Wardrobes To Blame For Workplace Harassment?

Are Summer Wardrobes To Blame For Workplace Harassment?

Summer’s here! Time to put away the tights and jackets and break out the cute dresses. But is a warm-weather wardrobe an invitation to harassment? A new survey of British working women finds that half of them have experienced some form of sexual harassment at work. Of those women, two thirds said their boss or male colleagues had made crude comments about their clothes, and almost half then changed the way they dress for work. More »

Why Is It Bad News That 71% Of Women Are In Office Support Groups?

Why Is It Bad News That 71% Of Women Are In Office Support Groups?

A new survey finds that 71% of women with access to female support groups at work take advantage of them. Does that sound like good news or bad news to you? According to the Debbie Downers at the Wall Street Journal, it’s a sign that women’s support networks are practically useless. “Many companies are keen to establish themselves as female-friendly by offering support networks for women,” the paper say, “but such efforts might not be doing much good.” Huh? More »