So Much for the Notion Of a Disgruntled Workforce Last week we described a Harris Poll that found Americans surprisingly content in their jobs. Now we come across a broader survey, by Ipsos-Reid, that shows job satisfaction to be a global phenomenon. Quer

Last week we described a Harris Poll that found Americans surprisingly content in their jobs. Now we come across a broader survey, by Ipsos-Reid, that shows jobsatisfaction to be a global phenomenon. Querying workers in 39 countries around the world, the research firm found about four out of five respondents saying they’re “very” or “somewhat” satisfied with their jobs. Denmark had the highest proportion of workers saying they’re very satisfied (61 percent). Norway (54 percent), the U.S. (50 percent) and Ireland (49 percent) also scored well, as did middle- and upper-class respondents in India (55 percent). Among the major European economies, Germany had the highest very-satisfied quotient(48 percent), with the U.K. (38 percent) and France (24 percent) farther down the list. Eastern Europe was the regional laggard, with Hungary (9 percent), Ukraine and the Czech Republic (10 percent apiece) at the bottom of the list. China was also in the bottom five (11 percent), in a tie with Estonia. In Latin America, urban Mexico (44 percent) and Argentina (36 percent) posted the highest scores.VCG/FPG