Americans really don’t like their bosses.
In fact, 65 percent of U.S. workers said getting rid of their bosses would make them happier than earning a salary increase.
The disturbing findings—for bosses, at least—are part of a study released this week for Boss’s Day (did you forget? It was Oct. 16.) from psychologist Michelle McQuaid, the author of “Five Reasons to Tell Your Boss To Go F**k Themselves
reported on the study earlier this week.
According to the report, employees think they’d be happier, healthier and more productive with a better boss.
Nearly 70 percent said they’d be happier at work if they got along better with their managers, while almost 60 percent said it would make them more productive and 55 percent said they’d be more successful.
Meanwhile, 73 percent of workers in their 20s and 30s think their lousy bosses are negatively affecting their health. (That number drops to 40 percent among employees 50 and older.)
Other results are equally as grim:
• Just 36 percent of respondents are happy at their job.
• 31 percent feel uninspired and unappreciated by their boss; nearly 15 percent feel miserable, bored, and lonely.
• 42 percent claim their bosses don’t work hard, while almost 20 percent say their boss has little or no integrity.
McQuaid surveyed 1,000 people for the study.
The results of McQuaid’s study are reflected in the most recent Trust Barometer from Edelman PR
, in which business leaders ranked as the second-most untrustworthy individuals. The only group that scored worse than CEOs was government officials. Says a lot about the current president election, doesn’t it?