As we celebrate American independence, summer's peak (unofficially, anyway) and a long weekend ahead, I thought I'd take time out to touch on a few different, lighter, summer fare-type issues this week.

For starters, I bet you hate your job – unless, of course, you work at Google. And, no, I'm not a seer, a genius or a fellow job-hater looking for commiseration (OK, maybe a little bit of the last one).

No, I'm just playing the odds. A new Gallup poll shows a whopping 70 percent of us hate our jobs. It makes it sound almost as American as apple pie and fireworks. In fact, two things immediately spring to my mind. One, what happens if you really did love your job? Are you ostracized, pressured into complaining to fit in with your disgruntled peers at (not really) happy hours? And second, at what point does the scale have to tilt on a topic like this before you stop doing the survey altogether? Eighty percent? Ninety percent? Either way, this one's gotta be getting close to no-brainer territory. I mean, how many surveys do you see about ice cream?

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