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It’s no secret that most people hate their jobs.

Gallup Research found that 70 percent of American employees are disengaged at their current job. But what does disengaged mean, exactly? Michael Somers, founder of, told me it means that “people are living for the weekend. They do not enjoy going to work. They cringe on Sunday evening when thinking about going in on Monday.”

Work is a big part of most everyone’s life. Many of us spend the majority of our waking hours on our careers, so how can it be that 70 percent of people hate what they do?

Modern Survey conducted a study with similar findings—that 70 percent of people were disengaged at their jobs—but it also found that only 20 percent were seeking other employment. Why?

“Perhaps they thought there was nowhere for them to go,” said Somers. “Perhaps this was not their first job that they hated and they thought, ‘this is it, this is my life.’”

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