A study conducted by the insurer and the National Journal has provided considerable insight in this area.
A national insurance company has now released the results of the Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, which has revealed, among its key findings, that about a quarter of all Americans end up work over the holidays.
That said, the research also looked into issues regarding pay, enthusiasm, benefits, technology, and other factors.
The Allstate insurance company found that within the entire American workforce, approximately 1 in 4 people will need to work on Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Day. That said, the poll also discovered that these same employees not only expressed that they are satisfied in their jobs, but that they are also quite proud in their employers’ roles in their communities.
This was the 21st edition of this annual study that examines the attitude of workers in the United States when it comes to their jobs, their employers, and the way in which a their work impacts their personal lives.
The insurance company found that regardless of having to work through holidays, most Americans like their jobs.
This year’s poll showed that workers in the U.S. think quite well of their employers. Among the respondents, 82 percent felt that the impact of their employers on their local community was a positive one. Furthermore, 87 percent said that they would recommend their own workplace to someone else who was looking for employment.
Among the participants, a full 90 percent said that they took pride in telling other people about their employer. Another 88 percent said that they shared the mission and purpose of their employer.
Workers in the United States are also quite satisfied by the jobs that they do. In fact, 93 percent said that they were “satisfied” in their jobs, while 54 percent of that group said that they would actually consider themselves to be “very satisfied”.
The Allstate insurance company also found that employees of businesses that have 10 or fewer employees have a 69 percent satisfaction rate in their work. That figure is greater than that of businesses with 11 to 100 employees, where the satisfaction rate was 52 percent, as well as companies with 101 to 2,500 employees or that have 2,501 or more employees, where the satisfaction rates were 49 percent and 50 percent, respectively.