Different types of workers

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Different people go to work for many reasons, most go to work because they need the money and other wanted a challenge. To find the right person for a job, it is very important for employers to hire and retain the most effective worker.

According to a recent survey, it suggested that there are 6 types of workers. Each one has their own approach to work.

Clock punchers

People in this group have the lowest satisfaction rating for their job. Most are female and about 75% of the people in the group said, they would pick another career if they could. With the average income under $30,000 per year.

Common occupations are waiters, factory workers and cashiers.

High achievers

This group of people makes the most money, 25% make over $75,000 per year. They are leaders who take initiative and plan things ahead of time. They are highly education and ambitious.

Common occupations are doctors, lawyers, surgeons, architects etc.

Fulfillment workers

These types of workers are people who want to make the world or their community a better place. They are mainly white, married with kids and think they are team players rather than leaders.

Common occupations are nurses, teachers, and other public services.

Ladder climbers

The people in this group like staying with one employer for a long time because they prefer stable income more than higher income. Most are women with modest education but with good income, making about $50,000 per year for almost 50% of the people in group.

Common occupations are skilled blue-collar supervisors and middle managers.

Paycheck cashers

People in this work group seek good income and benefits. They are happy working in their cubicles or assembly lines, most are young men and do not have college degree or college diploma.

Common occupations are nonprofessional white-collar jobs factory workers, and entry-level word processing.

Risk takers

The people falls into this group want to get rich quick and they normally look out for different opportunities for financial gain. This resulted in many to move from one job to another frequently than other groups. Most are young men with good education and successful. Over 40% of them have income above $50,000 per year.

Common occupations are entrepreneurs and sales men/women.

The survey on types of workers was conducted in July 1998 by the Washington, D.C.-based survey research firm Peter D. Hart Research Associates, which interviewed a representative national sample of 1,123 randomly selected adults.

Author: k5

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