Unmotivated to be Back at Work?

Posted by: Jena McGregor on September 4, 2007

You’re not alone. According to a recent study by Development Dimensions International (which, surely, will be happy to sell you consulting services about motivating your employees), nearly half of all U.S. workers reported feeling unmotivated about returning to work after Labor Day. The two most commonly cited reasons were unchallenging projects ahead and little to no time off during the summer. A total of 40% of the workers they surveyed took zero to four days of vacation.

They must not have been working in New York, or at the many places I’ve been trying to get in touch with over the last couple of weeks. I’ve got to say I’m looking forward to the September rush for at least one reason: People will actually return my phone calls on time. Hope your summer was good, and welcome back!

Reader Comments

Howell

September 5, 2007 1:31 AM

Finally, someone speaks the truth about work. Especially the part about unchallenging projects. To be sure, this is the reason I believe that so many want new jobs is to do something relevant and of value. So, get back to work.

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