Working Life of Individuals with High Levels of Job Satisfaction

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ASSIGNMENT 1
Submission date 14th November 2014

Where to start?
The following text describes the working life of five successful individuals with high levels of job satisfaction. You are asked to read this text and then discuss five questions presented in a table immediately after. You will find each of the assignment questions that you need to address on the left column, and the instructions to answer each question on the right column. READ this very carefully as these instructions give clear guidelines about what it is expected to be discussed in each question.
In order to answer these questions, you will need to draw on the material we work through in Term 1: job attitudes, personality and organizational context.

TESTIMONIALS: DOES THIS SOUND LIKE A SATISFYING JOB?
1) John Bishop, 31, is an investment banker who works for Citigroup’s global energy team in New York. A recent workday for Bishop consisted of heading to the office for a conference call at 6:00 pm. He left the office at 1:30 am and had to be on a plane that same morning for a 9:00 am presentation in Houston. Following the presentation, Bishop returned to New York the same day, and by 7 pm he was back in the office to work an additional three hours. Says Bishop “I might be a little skewed to a workaholic, but realistically, expecting 90 to 100 hours a week is not unusual”.
2) Irene Tse, 34, heads the government bond-trading division at Goldman Sachs. For ten years, she has seen the stock market go from all-time high to recessionlevels. Such fluctuations can mean millions of dollars in either profits or losses. “There are days when you can make a lot, and other days when you lose so much you are just stunned by what you’ve done”, says Tse. She also states that she hasn’t completely slept completely through the nights in many yearsand frequently wakes up several times during the night to check the global market status. Her average workweek? Eighty hours. “I’ve done this for 10 years, and

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