The 12 Reasons People Would Rather Work in the United States

The 12 Reasons People Would Rather Work in the United States

You might not think that people especially enjoy working in the United States. We hear a lot about how the U.S. offers abysmal work-life balance and poor worker protections while executives and business owners line their pockets.

But there must be something to the American workplace, because when asked for what countries make workers feel the most appreciated, one answer kept coming up: USA, USA, USA! Here’s why American workers feel appreciated and satisfied.

1. Flattery Gets You Everywhere

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Undoubtedly, encouraging compliments boost our confidence, refresh our day, and relieve burnout. However, only a few social systems have adopted this productive custom.

Many students and workers living in America express that they enjoy the positive comments from colleagues, customers, and bosses. One shared that you can even get that praise for doing the bare minimum.

2. Rewards for Going the Extra Mile

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If you have experience working in different countries, you know not everyone values your efforts equally. That’s why people prefer the U.S. for future jobs.

One commenter shared that having worked in South Korea, Norway, Japan, and the United States, he preferred his experience in the U.S. because he was always rewarded for putting in extra work.

3. Americans Are Team Players

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A team effort always yields better results than an individual effort. But for this, your teammates must have proper coordination and management.

A women working for an American company described her teammates as encouraging and warm-hearted towards her. They never left her, even when the going got tough.

4. The Sky’s the Limit

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Nobody wants to be trapped in the same position for years, and everyone wants promotions based on their excellent performance. A contributor mentioned that working in the U.S. was his best decision because he found so many growth opportunities in our vibrant economy.

He said that he worked for at least 12 years in the United States, and because of regular progress in his field, he came away feeling like a rock star.

5. Less Toxic Workplaces

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Everyone hates working in a toxic environment or being managed through unhealthy practices like guilting or shaming.

Workers say this is much less common in the U.S., and it’s more likely that you’ll celebrate progress and success together. Maybe that’s a function of the economic success of many companies here.

6. Laws Protect Workers

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Although Americans definitely don’t receive as much free healthcare, vacation, childcare, or education as workers do in other countries (especially in the E.U.), they also don’t face the threats that workers in many countries do. Americans are allowed to unionize and assemble, and companies are not supposed to retaliate. We’re protected by civil rights laws and contract laws, among others.

7. Workaholic-Friendly

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Maybe it shouldn’t be a point of pride, but workers say that if you want to be married to your job, the best place for that marriage is in the U.S. They say the pay is better, and you’ll get lots of opportunities and social capital for being a hard worker.

8. Money for Nothing

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At the end of the day, we all work for money, and almost nowhere is the money more substantial than the United States. Combine average salaries with our lower tax rates, and there are only a few places where you can make more money, like UAE, Bermuda, Monaco, and the Bahamas.

9. Say What You Want to Say

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Despite the laws they might have on the books, few countries offer as much freedom of speech as the U.S. does. Even if we wish people would sometimes say less, it’s important that you can speak out, because in many other countries you might not have the right.

That practice extends to workers in America, where you have the right to speak up for yourself and may be protected from repercussions.

10. Work-Life Balance Actually Does Exist

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Despite what people say who’ve never worked abroad, the U.S. actually excels at the much desired work-life balance. Compare that to Mexico, where the standard work week is still six days.

11. Hardly Workin’

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In lots of countries, workers complain about being overburdened. It wears out workers and reduces their efficiency. In the U.S., you’re far more likely to get a workload you can carry and less likely to be punished for not meeting goals.

12. Warm-Hearted Mentors

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As a junior, you always need some strong guidance and knowledge from your seniors. However, not all companies offer you the opportunity of getting benefits from your seniors. 

One contributor said the best mentorship programs are in the U.S., and that his mentors gave freely of their time with no expectation of reward.

Source: Reddit

These Are the 10 Best & Worst Countries for Workers

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As workers continue to strike across the United States for better pay and working conditions, some Americans are considering finding better jobs abroad.

These Are the 10 Best & Worst Countries for Workers

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Are you in search of a country to move to as a skilled worker? Let us share insights into the easiest countries for skilled workers to move to. Navigating international job markets can be challenging, but these countries offer favorable conditions for skilled professionals like you. Ready to explore exciting prospects?

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Zobia Shazi, Expatsi contributor
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Zobia Shazi is a freelance writer from Pakistan and travel enthusiast. With a Bachelor's degree in IT and four years of professional writing experience, she's passionate about crafting compelling content for people all over the globe. When she's not busy typing, you can find her reading books in a nice cafe or exploring new places.

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Zobia Shazi is a freelance writer from Pakistan and travel enthusiast. With a Bachelor's degree in IT and four years of professional writing experience, she's passionate about crafting compelling content for people all over the globe. When she's not busy typing, you can find her reading books in a nice cafe or exploring new places.