Why You Are Keeping Your Job, Or Not

We found this rather interesting: a comparison of why employees stay in their jobs versus why managers think they are staying.

The survey, “Job Satisfaction and Retention in a Challenging Economy,” conducted by Salary.com and reported on by Workforce, shows that for the most part, employees and employers are on the same page in terms of why people choose to stay or go.

And y’all really care about a good commute: 15 percent of employees quit over a bad one and 34 percent stayed in their current job because of a good one.

The top reason for someone quitting? Not being paid enough, though only 23 percent of quitters cited low pay as a reason.

The two charts, reproduced here (but viewable at a much more convenient, large resolution here and here) provide a fascinating insight into why people work.