I just stumbled upon an article in The New York Times that says that Americans satisfaction with their jobs is at a record-low level. Just 45% of Americans say they are satisfied with their work.
You can read the entire article here: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/01/05/us/AP-US-Unhappy-Workers.html?_r=1
The report also says only 43% of workers feel secure in their jobs--that's down from 47% just two years ago and down from 59% in 1987.
This data made me wonder about the ad industry. It seems to me that far fewer than 45% of those in advertising are satisfied with their work and maybe 10% feel secure in their jobs.
How is it possible to do good work under such circumstances?