Disability insurance marketers at WellPoint Inc. (NYSE:WLP) recently organized a survey of 1,005 U.S. adults ages 18 and older in honor of May’s Disability Insurance Awareness Month campaign.
The marketers discovered something amazing: 59 percent of the survey participants said they would give up coffee if that meant they’d get a dream job, and 65 percent said they’d give up sweets.
That really hit home with me, because I love sweets.
Of course, someone who has a dream job will do just about anything to keep that job.
But then, on the other hand, yesterday, I was reading an online discussion involving government employer workers who said they had great benefits and great job security but hated their jobs, mainly because of a combination of oppressive bureaucracy, a lack of a sense of purpose, and poisonous office politics.