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70 Percent of Americans 'Emotionally Disconnected' at Work: Shocking Poll Reveals Workforce Zombieland


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Cal
- 549 days ago - alternet.org
Nearly one in five hates work so much they sabotage their employers.



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Frans Badenhorst (560)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 2:53 am
actually SHOCKING statistics..........wow!..........the causes?....the solution?????......

interesting post, thanks Cal.....
 

Lisa sick Windsor (149)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 4:29 am
Very interesting and yes as Frans says, shocking statistics! TY Cal!
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 4:49 am
signed and noted
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 6:12 am
Thanks.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 6:27 am
There are days when I would like to walk out the door and not come back but I don't. I find a way to cope. If I do something wrong I go to the offended person and make it right. If I can make something better a find a way to involve others so that everyone benefits.
Sure I would love to be at home working on my things but that doesn't pay the bills. Then again I've never been all that impressed by material things and I knew from a very early age that this world and this dimension were illusionary. I saw it disappear when I was nine and no drugs were involved.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 6:29 am
BTW if you want an eye opener try reading Jim Marrs;'s book "The Trillion Dollar Conspiracy". He deals with the deliberate zombification of modern society very well.
 

Gwynethrose F. (12)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 6:40 am
This isn't a surprise; most people know that 'corporations' treat their employees like crap. Why would an employee want to invest anything into a soulless corporation?
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:07 am
Agreed Theodore. Zombieland is a reality.
 

Rodney Paige (45)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:30 am
Not surprising at all. College bound High School Seniors are encouraged to enter college and pursue fields that are highly valued in the marketplace rather than pursuing areas of interest in which they have passion, and can positively contribute to society and the world as a whole. Students are learning to make a living, but not learning how to truly LIVE with passion.
 

John De Avalon (35)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 8:54 am
Sabotage their employers? And then they wonder why so many companies outsource work to overseas countries...
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 9:27 am
noted thanks
 

Christina G. (11)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 10:43 am
i believe public education was started in germany (Kindergarden) for the express purpose of developing obedient workers - original thought & personality get in the way...
great books are
Spell of the Sensous
Original Wisdom
Soulcraft
 

Annaliisa A. (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 1:11 pm
Wow that is actually scary beside being also depressing.
 

lee e. (114)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 4:58 pm
I've watched my adult children cope with today's work, my daughter has a high-end administrative secretarial job that, when I was a the same age, could not only allow for the cost of an apartment, but if desired the continuation of a post-graduate degree - now it's difficult to even get one of those possibilities in place! My son left intellectual properties law - that started at 6 figures in pay - but left him totally dissatisfied, now at risk every year, he is an entrepreneur for a solar company - rewarding in other ways, but not the material gain that staying in the "rat race" of patent law might have been - the lure of intellectual and material opportunities are far and few between even among the most "intellectual" - and certainly far more advantageous to the rich!
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:24 pm
Just goes to show that the average American jobs are intellectual vacuums that leave everyone dissatisfied. Very sad and bleak for the future wage earners. Thanks Cal.
 

Jason S. (57)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:36 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 10:11 pm
Thanks Cal.
 
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