Older Workers = Happy Workers

oldOne of the biggest misconceptions is that older workers are bullied, mistreated, and ultimately forced out of the workplace unceremoniously when they can no longer keep up with the younger employees.  This is the stereotype painted in almost every age discrimination lawsuit and, if true, would suggest that older workers are some of the unhappiest.   Turns out …. that stereotype could not be more wrong.

A recent study conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research dispels this myth.  According to the study, 9 out of 10 workers over the age of 50 say they are satisfied with their work. Sixty three percent of workers over 65 express “deep satisfaction” with their work, while only 38 percent of young adults feel the same way air jordan 4 sale.   Most importantly, this trend holds true across income level, gender, race and educational backgrounds.  In other words, it is equally true for lawyers as plumbers.

The Houston Chronicle has a very interesting article about the study, which can be found here.


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