by Grace aka costofcollege
In advance of Labor Day on Monday, let’s talk about jobs.
You may not be surprised to learn that middle managers are some of the unhappiest workers.
… In a new study from researchers at Columbia University, of nearly 22,000 full-time workers (from a dataset from the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions), they saw that 18 percent of supervisors and managers reported symptoms of depression. For blue-collar workers, that figure was 12 percent, and for owners and executives, it was only 11 percent.
What’s so bad about a middle management job?
All of the downsides of being a subordinate, combined with all of the downsides of having to tell people to do things they don’t want to do.
What’s your opinion? Are you or have you been a middle manager? What is the worst job you ever had? And what did you learn from that experience?
There will not be a post on Monday, Labor Day. But we can keep our conversation going here.