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Record Job Satisfaction

Record Job Satisfaction

Do you like your job? Apparently, a lot of people do these days. The Conference Board released new data showing that 62.3% of US workers are satisfied with their job, the highest share since the business research organization started the survey in 1987. What makes a job satisfactory or unsatisfactory?

Then we give our thoughts about keeping humanity front of mind when we talk about the border crisis.

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Are You Satisfied with Your Job?

The Conference Board released new data showing that 62.3% of US workers are satisfied with their job, the highest share since the business research organization started the survey in 1987.

What’s behind the newfound satisfaction? Turns out resurgent employee happiness is mainly attributed to hybrid work arrangements, job flexibility, and the tight labor market that has allowed people to leave jobs they hate for jobs they like (or at least hate less).

But we spend the first half of the hour discussing what you find satisfying (or not) about your job.

Border Crisis Sentiments

The Covid-era policy that allowed US authorities to quickly deport migrants expired at 11:59 pm last night, and it’s expected to result in a spike in border crossings that the US is likely not prepared to handle. Sixty thousand people were waiting near the border to enter the US yesterday, though Border Patrol is already far beyond capacity with 25,000 migrants in custody, the BBC reported. The Biden administration has replaced Title 42 with other policies to stem illegal crossings.

There are a lot of people to blame including the former president, the current president, but especially Congress. 

But beyond blame, remember that all the people at the border are people.  They aren’t just numbers.

Weekly Headline Quiz

How closely were you paying attention to this week’s headlines? Test yourself. 

Fruit Roll-Up and Ice Cream

Israel keeps catching Americans trying to smuggle in the hot new contraband: Fruit Roll-Ups. Officials say they intercepted 661 pounds of them in a single week after travelers tried to sneak in commercial-sized quantities. What’s got people treating the lunchbox staple like exotic animal pelts? A TikTok trend that suggests wrapping the snacks around ice cream Fruit Roll-Ups has become so popular in Israel that people are willing to pay $6 each.

Don’t know what we are talking about? Tune in next week when Kristin and Jane taste-test this treat. 

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