US Workers Proud, But Unhappy

February 15, 2002 ( - US workers are more proud of their employers in the months following September 11, but are also unhappier with their jobs, a national workplace survey finds.

The Worktrends survey by research firm Gantz Wiley also found that 68% of workers are supportive of their company, up 5% from a year ago, a the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

At the same time, the number of people not looking to job hop was 81% last year, down from 87% in 1990, researchers said. The survey found particularly precipitous decreases in the retail/wholesale trade and transportation service sectors with a 67% job satisfaction rate in both.

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September 11 Effects  

Reacting to the events of September 11, 36% said they could see little workplace change after the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, while 8% – mostly hotel and service workers – reported significant differences.

Increased security was the most commonly cited post-September 11 effect, with 43% saying it’s had an impact at their workplace. The post-attack economic downturn in their workplace was named by 23% of the respondents.