Do you know that about 1.4 billion people around the world work a full-time job?
It's true. No matter where we go, there we are. And anywhere we are, we're ready for quitting time.
Whether we're in Sydney, Australia or Fargo, North Dakota or Helsinki, Finland, we're watching the clock with a quiet sense of desperation, just waiting to go home. It's always five o'clock somewhere, just not here in our minimalist, windowless office where everyone can hear us gulp. (Warning: Language NSFW.)
Where are all the good jobs, anyway? Gallup's new 2018 Global Great Jobs Briefing looks at the distribution of "quality jobs" around the world. As we sit at our desks doing the work of three people, let's check out Gallup's break down of where all the "good" jobs are, by world region:
North America 44%
Former Soviet States 41%
Latin America and the Caribbean 26%
Middle East and North Africa 21%
Sub-Saharan Africa 12%
But we don't want a good job, we want a "great" job that keeps us happily engaged until quitting time! Where can we find a full-time "great" job that is so awesome that we never waste time looking forward to the weekend? Here is Gallup's break down of where the "great" jobs are, by world region:
North America 12%
Former Soviet States 10%
Latin America and the Caribbean 7%
Middle East and North Africa 3%
Sub-Saharan Africa 2%
Bottom line: if you want a "good" job, then you head to North America. If you want a "great" job, then you still head to North America. So gather up your jackets, move it to the exits, I hope that you have found a friend. And a great job, too.