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Winter of Our Discontent

In the past couple of years, Time and the National Opinion Research Center have done job satisfaction surveys.  Not just with jobs in general, but satisfaction with particular occupations.

These surveys were done before the economy went south, resulting in mass layoffs, hiring cutbacks, and rising job-security tensions.  One wonders whether survey respondents--at least those who are still employed--would see their jobs in a new light today?

(Read or re-read Winter of Our Discontent (John Steinbeck) and vicariously experience Ethan Allen Hawley's dissatisfaction for added insight.)

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