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A formative, family-friendly factoid from a recent study or survey in the news.
BY John Lilly
If you want to do work that makes you feel
satisfied and happy, forget about chasing the big bucks. Focus instead on
finding a job that has you serving other people. That’s the primary conclusion
researchers have drawn from a University of Chicago study, the largest of its
kind, whose results were released in April. The happiest and most satisfied of
all American workers? Clergy. Some 87% love what they get out of their work.
They were followed by firefighters (80%) and physical therapists (78%).
Commenting on the No. 1 showing by people of the cloth, Cynthia Lindner,
director of ministry studies at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School,
said: “[The] congruence of belief, values and actions in one’s daily work can be