Property Managers, as you cajole a disgruntled tenant, work late into the night and deal with that burst pipe/flooding/slip and fall/electrical issue, know that you, yes you, are among the happiest. As you juggle day-to-day operations, managing clients and vendors and business goals, do you often feel a smile creep across your face?
In an analysis of over 100,400 employee-reviews, CareerBliss has declared a tie for the second most joyful job in America – between executive chef and property manager. The most blessed position passes over video-game testers, chocolatiers and scuba diving instructors and goes to… software quality assurance engineers.
According to Forbes’ article, “The Happiest Jobs in America,” the smile dial is finely tuned based on 10 workplace factors, including “one’s relationship with the boss and co-workers, work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks, and control over the work one does.”
So what do executive chefs, software quality assurance engineers and property managers have in common (they probably wouldn’t all walk into a bar together)? Working with people is a main component in many of the happiest jobs. Remember that when you field your next angry call.