13 years full 3me work with TVA, University
of TN, and Eastman Chemical. Consul3ng
work for Samsung Int’l (Korea), Oak Ridge
Na3onal Lab, and UT Center for Disabili3es.
Degrees in Computer Science, Workforce
Training, and Human Resource Management
Teaching college at VA Intermont and
Are you sa3sﬁed with your job?
Are your friends and family sa3sﬁed
Even Americans who are lucky enough to have
work in this economy are becoming more
unhappy with their jobs, according to a new
survey that found only 45 percent of
Americans are sa3sﬁed with their work.
The drop in workers' happiness can be partly
blamed on the worst recession since the
1930s, which made it diﬃcult for some people
to ﬁnd challenging and suitable jobs.
But worker dissa6sfac6on has been
on the rise for more than two
Long term problems…
If the job sa3sfac3on trend is not reversed,
economists say, it could:
hurt America's compe33veness and
it could make unhappy older workers less
inclined to take the 3me to share their
knowledge and skills with younger workers
Over the past decade, Gallup has surveyed
more than 10 million people worldwide on
the topic of employee engagement, and only
one‐third "strongly agree" with the statement:
"At work, I have the opportunity to do what I
do best every day.
• 800,000+ workgroups
• 163 countries
• 63 languages
Studies also indicate that employees who do
have the opportunity to focus on their
strengths every day are six 6mes as likely to
be engaged in their jobs and more than three
6mes as likely to report having an excellent
quality of life in general.