The Myth of Job Happiness

Caudron, Shari
April 2001
Workforce;Apr2001, Vol. 80 Issue 4, p32
Presents an analysis on the decreasing rate of job satisfaction experienced by employees in the United States as of April 2001. Details on a case study on the problems of an employee regarding his work; Reasons for the discontentment of an employee; Relation between satisfaction and expectation; Suggestions for a human resource department on how to improve the satisfaction of employees and maintain their services for the company. INSET: Job satisfaction may not be everything.


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