US Military a Better Place Than Disney to Work
But Google's still the best boss, survey finds
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2010 5:24 PM CDT
In an Oct. 20, 2010 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Kestrels of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 launches Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010.   (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, PO 2nd Class Alan Gragg)
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(Newser) – The US military may seem like grim duty, but it's actually a relatively nice place to work, a new survey found. In fact, members of all four branches of the Armed Forces and the National Guard were happier than employees of Disney, Microsoft, and Johnson & Johnson. “Despite challenges that may occur when serving our country, including the possibility of going to war, the military provides many of the essential elements to finding happiness at work," a psychology professor tells the Christian Science Monitor.

That includes "having a meaningful impact on the world, having true camaraderie with your co-workers and having the opportunities to develop skills,” Brummel said. The Air Force ranked highest, at the No. 5 slot, while the Army National Guard, Marines, Navy, and Army took Nos. 7, 8, 9, and 11, respectively. Disney ranked No. 41. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Google took the top slot.