Satisfied…Sorta

Agency employees are fairly content these days. In last month's Thomas L. Harris survey on agency job satisfaction (PRN, Sept. 18), 40% of respondents said they were "satisfied" and 25% reported
being "very satisfied" with their jobs. But while 98% of respondents rated "challenging tasks" as a critical component of the ideal job, only 72% said they felt challenged in their actual jobs.
Meanwhile, 94% ranked free time as a key aspect in an ideal job, although only 60% reported actually having sufficient time for their personal lives, given their present situations.