Majority of Workers Don’t Want Boss’ Job

October 10, 2011 ( – New research from OfficeTeam finds 76% of employees polled say they have no interest in having their manager’s position.  

In addition, nearly two-thirds (65%) admit they couldn’t do a better job than their boss.

Workers were asked:

“Would you like to have your manager’s job?”

•  No – 76%

•  Yes – 21%

•  Don’t know/no answer – 3%

“Do you think you could do a better job than your boss?”

•  No – 65%

•  Yes – 28%

•  Don’t know/no answer – 7%

The survey also revealed that more workers between the ages of 18 and 34 wanted their manager’s position (35%) than those in other age groups.

The survey of workers was developed by OfficeTeam, and was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on telephone interviews with 431 workers 18 years of age or older and employed in office environments.