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Americans Hate Their Jobs More Than Ever

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A survey found that only 45% of Americans are happy with their jobs, the lowest level in 22 years. Reasons include stagnating salaries, increasing health insurance premiums, and being forced to wear 37 pieces of flair. [AP, via CBS]

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This one time when I worked retail, a girl asked me what I thought of her dress and her fur-clad mom admonished, "what does she know? she's just a salesgirl", while Heisman-ing me out of the way.

This one time when I worked retail, a German man wanted to buy the shirt I was wearing for his girlfriend. "Her breasts are about your size", he murmured.

This one time when I worked retail, a man who looked like Paul Mitchell without a goatee and his boyish lover took a woman's banana yellow lycra crop top and matching bike shorts into the change room. Giggling ensued, and they left a half hour later. It was just the three of us in the store.

So, even though at my current job sometimes people yell and scheme and the hours are sometimes bad, I'm making more than 6.85 an hour and having walked through the valley of the shadow of the mall, I like it just fine.