Job Satisfaction Essay

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The dictionary definition of satisfaction is an act of satisfying;fulfillment; and gratification. Put the word job in front of it and you have job satisfaction. Job satisfaction is a feeling that an employee may or may not feel while working. There are several categories assessed with job satisfaction along with values that come with these categories. I decided to be a finance major with working on Wall Street on my mind. Wall Street employees are known for making millions and millions of dollars a year, who would not be satisfied with that? Pay is something I value, and being in this field of study I know that where ever I end up working pay is something that not only I will value, but my peers will also value. When I tell people I want to …show more content…
Near that time another analyst was taken to the hospital after having a seizure for working 72 hours straight. Wall Street is a place where employees know they are going to work long, hard hours and sometimes will have to work through holidays but it is the competitiveness of the work itself that drives these employees to do what they do. Pay and promotion satisfaction are both hard values to pin-point for Wall Street workers because they can make millions of dollars a year and even have promotions that are $500,000+ but are they content with that? Like I mentioned earlier, it is the competivness that drives these employees to do what they do so even 1.5 million dollars can leave them unsatisfied because they know someone else is making more. In this article supervision and coworker satisfaction are not mentioned but my personal opinion is that most employees do not like their bosses due to the unsympathetic hours given, and they are too busy competing with their peers that they don’t have time to even think about their feelings towards …show more content…
The stock market changes rapidly so the smallest change can make or break their deals, and the income they will receive. I think this consistent change of emotions is enough to nearly drive these people insane. They feel joy when their deal goes through, but they feel envy when their co-worker just got an even better one. Doing this research has made me think that being an employee on Wall Street may be one of the most stressful jobs I’ve ever heard of. Only a handful of people can handle this chaoticness, and that is why it is so difficult to get a job

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