This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Job Satisfaction

A followup to my post the other day about the delivery guy who said that he hated his job driving a truck and wanted to cut grass because that is what he really enjoyed doing.  

It reminded me of something I once saw about job satisfaction where folks were asked to rate on a scale of one to five how much they enjoyed their current job.  Results were as follows:  10% said that they loved their job, 20% said they liked their job, 30% said they did not like what they did and 40% said they hated what they were doing.
When I worked on Base in a customer service environment, I continually reminded the guys who worked for me that 7 out of 10 people who came to our window for services and supplies were not happy about doing what they were doing.  I pointed out to them that we needed to learn how to deal with the unhappy attitudes of so many unhappy people.  The other thing I encouraged them to do was to seek employment somewhere else out of my domain if they found themselves in the 70% "Don't like/hate" categories of job satisfaction. 

Here is a good article on why folks end up working in jobs that they don't particularly care for (click here.)  Hint - it has to do with earning a paycheck.  Speaking of which, what are the odds of a singer with the last name of Paycheck doing a song about quitting a job that he doesn't care for?

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