Poll: Happy to be of service, and other workplace wonders

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    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup’s Frank Newport to talk about trends in American opinion.

    The annual update on the business and industry sectors reveals that Americans feel most positively  about the computer industry. Others high on the list include anything relating to food — restaurant industry, grocery industry and farming and agriculture.

    The bad news is — no surprise —  those who work for Uncle Sam. The federal government is by far the lowest on the list. Other sectors garnering opprobrium from the public include the oil and gas industry, and the health care and pharmaceutical industries.

    Speaking of business, new updates reveal what Americans like and dislike about their jobs. The trend today is to foster relationships and interactions in the workplace and Americans would agree — the thing they like most about their job is their relationship with co-workers.

    Finally, the definitive word on dress behavior at work. Just 13 percent of working men today wear ties to work on a regular basis, while about 24 percent wear a uniform of one sort or another.

    The dominant dress code among working men appears to be “casual street clothes, such as jeans, shorts or other informal clothes” while among women the dominant dress is “a blouse and a skirt or slacks or other casual business clothes.”

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