Americans are finally getting a life!

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That seems to be the logical conclusion of a new survey fromRobert Half, an employment staffing firm, aboutthe priorities of U.S. workers.

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Read: Federal employees embracing work-lifeprograms

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In a poll of more than 1,000 employees, just over half (54percent) said they are more committed to their personal lives thana year ago. In contrast, only 5 percent said they were lesscommitted to their life outside of the office.

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Only 38 percent of workers said they were more devoted to theircareers than they were last year.However, a mere 9 percent said they were less committedthan before.

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The more specific the questions about work, the less commitmentemployees voiced. Only 34 percent said they were more committed totheir job, 31 percent said they were more committed to theircompany, and 29 percent said they were more committed to theirboss.

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Read: With 338 vacation days saved up, CEO setstone for company

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Fourteen percent said they were less into their job than before,while 16 percent said the same about their company and theirboss.

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So the numbers don’t suggest that employees are fed up withwork, but it does appear that they are deriving greater fulfillmentfrom their non-work lives. Paul McDonald, senior executive directorof Robert Half, attributed the increased emphasis on life outsideof work to improving economic conditions.

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"In a strong job market, professionals have more confidence intheir career prospects, which gives them the breathing room tofocus on interests outside of work," he said. It’s anotherindication, he argued, for companies to offer perks that allowworkers flexibility and time to enjoy their personal lives.

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