Do You Like Your Boss? Most NJ Workers Do
Most workers in New Jersey are happy with their bosses — and many employees wouldn't want their boss' job, either.
Dora Onyschak, the Woodbridge office manager at Accountemps, says the group's survey of workers found that 64 percent of workers are happy with their manager, 29 percent are somewhat happy, while 8 percent are not happy at all.
The survey also finds that 2 out of 3 would not want their boss' jobs, and 1 in 3 have quit jobs because of a strained relationship with bosses.
Onyschak says the top priority for bosses is communication with those under them.
"The managers really need to take more of the onus, because at the end of the day, it is our job as managers to facilitate that communication."
Only 23 percent in the survey said they consider their boss a friend.
The survey also showed that workers between the ages of 18 and 34 are the ones that are most eager to move up the ranks and take their manager's position, while only 34 percent of respondents between the ages of 34 and 55 actually want their manager's job, and only 13 percent of those 55 and older want to take over for their boss.
Onyschak says bosses and managers should also be working with employees to train them and find out what they want in their career path and help them in developing those skills.
"A happy employee makes for better productivity," she said. "It keeps them engaged. The morale in the office is super critical and that is all part and parcel of having a happy employee, as well as a happy manager."