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Relax, most of these people don't want your job.
If you’re sitting in the corner office wondering who may be angling for your job, stop worrying so much.
A new survey from staffing firm OfficeTeam finds that more than three-fourths of office workers don’t want their boss’s job.
And even though they may complain about the boss at home or over a beer, nearly two-thirds think they couldn’t do a better job than their manager is doing.
The survey of 431 people who work in office settings did find that younger workers are more likely to want the boss’s job than older workers.
The survey was released ahead of National Boss Day. (It’s not until Monday, Oct. 17, so you have a few days to come up with a funny-yet-appropriate group card.)
A separate survey of 834 U.S. workers, from staffing firm Adecco, also found that more than half of employees would not change anything about their bosses. But of those who would change something, the most common request was that the manager be nicer to employees.
One caution to bosses, however: Just because they like you doesn’t mean your employees want to talk about their feelings with you.
One-fourth of the workers surveyed by Adecco said the most uncomfortable topic of conversation with the boss is anything involving relationships. Also high on the list of things you don’t want to bring up with your staff: Political beliefs, medical histories and religion.