A new study by BMO found that almost half of us are working at our dream jobs 😀 My immediate reaction was “Poppycock! Who did they ask? Celebrities and CEOs?” The poll was conducted with a sample of 1005 Canadians and is considered accurate +/-3.1%, 19 times out of 20.
47% of respondents say they have already found their dream jobs. And 70% feel they are valued at work. In terms of what determines job satisfaction it seems gender and income are noticeable factors. 51% of men say they’re employed in their dream jobs 🙂 but only 43% of women can say the same 🙁 For households with an annual income of $50,000 or more, 69% say they look forward to going to work each day :), but only 58% of those making below $50,000 said the same 😕
Being a little skeptical of these numbers I decided to conduct my own survey and put the scientific method to the test! I asked a friend who works at a local engineering firm. She replied no, she’s not working the dream job. Then I asked myself the same question. The answer is of course YES 😀 I get paid to sit in front of a computer in an air conditioned building and design logos and backgrounds in Photoshop all day. How can anyone not like my job? So let’s see… That means 50% of the respondents I surveyed said yes, they are working at their dream jobs. Wow, my own results matches that of BMO’s survey, especially if we factor in the margin of error. Hmm, so maybe it is true then 😯
Tip of the Day: To increase your job satisfaction be a man, and to make more than $50,000 in household income 😉
The more I think about it the more all of this makes sense. For example, I’m a dude who makes more than $50,000. So naturally I’m living the dream at work 🙂 Coincidence? Maybe.
But consider the following. The BMO study also breaks down the data into provinces. In BC, those who say they are working in their dream job is 44%. Well I just watched the evening news which had a story about BC Hydro, a crown corporation, and it claimed that 44% of workers who are employed by BC Hydro make six figure incomes!!! Coincidence? You decide 😉
Random Useless Fact: I was recently interviewed at Financial Freedom Ideas.