Job Satisfaction Quiz

1. On average, about how many jobs did younger boomers (people born from 1957 to 1964) hold between ages 18 and 46?

A. 7
B. 9
C. 11
D. 14

2. Between ages 40 and 46, what was the average annual raise for hourly wages? Hint: Younger boomers reached this age in the ’90s and 2000s.

A. 1 percent
B. 2 percent
C. 3 percent
D. 5 percent

3. What was the most common reason for people leaving their jobs in 2011?

A. More workers were laid off.
B. More workers quit on their own to pursue other opportunities.
C. More workers were fired for cause.
D. More workers retired.

4. According to a 2008 survey by Right Management, what was the top reason why people chose to change jobs?

A. Make more money
B. Work-life balance
C. Seek new challenges or opportunities
D. Ineffective leadership at previous employe

5. Many employers offer 401(k) accounts. What portion of employees are in plans that have no vesting period for the employer contribution?

A. 22 percent
B. 44 percent
C. 66 percent
D. 88 percent

6. How much vacation time does the average U.S. worker earn per year?

A. 10 days
B. 14 days
C. 20 days
D. 25 days

7. Which U.S. industry had the highest percentage of employee turnover in 2011?

A. Construction
B. Professional and business services
C. Retail
D. Arts, entertainment and recreation

8. Which U.S. industry had the lowest percentage of employee turnover in 2011?

A. Construction
B. Government
C. Manufacturing
D. Education and health services

9. Workers in which occupation are most likely to be offered medical benefits by their employers?

A. Service
B. Management or professional
C. Natural resources, construction and maintenance
D. Sales and office

10. Which of these sectors has the best potential for job growth within the next few years?

A. Food prep
B. Customer service
C. Retail
D. Health care

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