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No Job Better Than a Bad Job

While losing work is stressful, recent findings show wellbeing associated with disengagement at work may result in an equal if not greater drop in wellbeing than unemployment.

What is worse: losing your job or losing interest in your job? “According to a Gallup Study, 42% percent of actively disengaged workers are thriving in their lives, compared with 48% of the unemployed. At the other end of the spectrum are ‘engaged’ employees who are involved in and enthusiastic about their work—71% of who are thriving. Gallup’s findings are consistent with those in a recent Australian study that was published in the professional journal, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, which found that the unemployed have poorer mental health than the employed, but those with poor or unhappy work environments had worse health than the unemployed.”


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