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3 out of 10 unhappiest jobs fall in the restaurant industry


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Business Insider, a business/entertainment news website, recently compiled a list of the 10 Unhappiest Jobs in America following a report published by CareerBliss. The report was based on more than 100,000 employee generated user reviews between Feb. 2011 and Jan. 2012. Ratings took into account factors like work-life balance, one's relationship with their boss and co-workers, compensation, growth opportunities, and control over the work that they do daily. The report concluded that security officer, teacher, and registered nurse were all among the most unsatisfying jobs, and made no mention of jobs in the restaurant industry.

Three days later, the author of the article published a second post titled, Actually, These Are The Real 10 Unhappiest Jobs In America. Soon after the publication of the CareerBliss report findings, Business Insider found a similar list compiled by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. After a comparison, the NORC's list was deemed more accurate because results were "based on nearly 200 of the most common occupations in America, instead of based on CareerBliss' user reviews.

According to the NORC's list, food preparers (9), bartenders (4), and servers (2) were all listed among the unhappiest, least satisfying jobs in America. So just how many working Americans does this affect?

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