Underscoring the financial barriers to the pursuit of happiness, the majority of Americans would leave their current job and do something else if they won the lottery. 42% would go to a different job, 32% would quit working altogether and 25% would stay. Not surprisingly, young people (47%) were more likely to say they would pursue a new career, while older people (38%) would declare, I'm done! and quit working altogether.
The erosion of the traditional 9-5 workday has led to a monumental shift in the commitment to work for the American workforce with, most surveyed feeling they are knocking themselves out 24-7. Two-thirds of respondents say they think about their job even when not at work; and 28% of full time working Americans must bring work home just to get everything done.
So what are the hot professions today that Americans really crave? Topping the list were professional athlete (11%), actor/actress (10%), CEO (10%) and Chef (9%). Teacher, pilot, artist and doctor each got 8%.
Methodology Gfk Custom Research LLC, Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Group conducted interviews with a total of 1,016 adults aged 25 to 54 who are employed full time. The study was conducted from 3/12-3/18/13 using the KnowledgePanel. Use of the Knowledge Panel assures representative samples that are statistically valid and projectable to the population of adults 25 to 54 who are employed full time.About USA Network: The #1 network in all of basic cable for an unprecedented seven straight years, USA Network is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. USA is a leader in scripted programming with a powerful stable of originals, spectacular live television and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, a broad portfolio of acquired series and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome. SOURCE USA Network