The typical U.S. employee has undergone a significant change in attitude about their job in the last 15 years. Where once, not even two decades ago, people either felt they had a “quality job” or thought they could find one, today, that is no longer the case for most American workers.

That’s the conclusion drawn by Gallup, which just completed its latest survey in which it asked more than 1,000 Americans if they thought the present was a good time to look for a quality job. And while the percentage who said “yes” – 27 percent — is up from some alarming trough years, it is still, Gallup opines, discouragingly low.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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