Since 1999, Gallup has asked employed
adults about satisfaction with their boss or immediate supervisor. The first
time they asked this question, 82% said that they were completely or very
satisfied. In 2019, a similar 84% gave this response. On the 20 occasions they
have asked this question, no more than 7% have ever told Gallup they were
completely dissatisfied. Does the boss’s sex matter? Since 1953, Gallup has asked
people whether they would rather work for a man or a woman. At the time,
two-thirds said that they would prefer a male boss, five percent of female, and a
quarter said it would make no difference. In 2017, 23 percent said that they would
prefer a man, 21 percent a woman, but 55 percent said it would make no difference.
Finally, could you be the boss? Do you know more, or could you do a better job
than he or she could? In a poll from 2017, 38 percent said yes, but 56 percent said
that they didn’t feel that way. Do you like your boss? Let us know in our poll.
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