The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Happy at Work?

Sep 27, 2004

Bosses, being disconnected from the real world, need pollsters to tell them what everyone else knows.

A perfect example was a "first-of-a-kind" Gallup poll of workers in southeast Michigan. The absolutely earth-shattering and amazing discovery of this poll was that in general, only one out of three workers is committed to the company they work for–and in the auto industry, only one worker out of seven is committed. Everyone else puts in their time, but not their "energy or passion," to use Gallup’s words.

Gallup also discovered that one out of three workers in the auto industry "acts out their unhappiness" at their workplace.

While this may be exceptional news in the world of bosses, workers can only wonder: where did Gallup find two who are satisfied?