Report Update: Job-Hunting during Low-Morale Experiences – Part 1 (March 2021)

In December 2019 I released a short survey about job hunting during low-morale experiences. The goal of the survey is to explore the impact and outcomes of the job-seeking process while also dealing with the cognitive, mental, emotional, and physical health tolls of workplace abuse and neglect. This work eventually became the impetus of my study on leaving low-morale experiences. I shared some initial quantitative data in Spring 2020, and this post shares the latest information from this effort.

Here are the quantitative results of the report, which reflects 153 responses:

  • 97% are currently experiencing workplace abuse/neglect (low morale);
  • 40% indicate their low-morale experience has lasted between 1 -3 years;
  • 66% are currently looking for a new job as a result of their low-morale experience;
  • 84% are searching for work in other libraries;
  • Those who haven’t yet started looking note the following concerns:
    • 82%: presence of workplace dysfunction or low morale at potential workplaces
    • 62%: relocation
    • 69%: salary
  • Of those who have been looking for work, 73% have had between 1 and 3 interviews.

Part 2 shares qualitative results. This survey remains open, and I will continue reporting results periodically. 


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