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Survey says: workers would rather lead the country than pop, box-office charts

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Snagajob poll asks hourly workers who they would like to be for a day

RICHMOND, Va., July 14, 2011 – Given the choice, who would most hourly employees choose to switch jobs with for a day? A recent survey shows that hourly workers would elect themselves to serve as President and First Lady Obama.

According to a just-released poll by Snagajob, hourly job specialists with the world’s largest community of hourly workers, workers chose an agenda-packed day that consists of leading the Free World over experiencing the celebrity lifestyles of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Lady Gaga, Will Ferrell and others.

“When given the choice between fame and power, hourly workers dream of making a difference rather than basking in the limelight and living lavishly as a celebrity,” said Amanda Richardson, senior vice president of product for Snagajob.  “Dream jobs are not always about what they do for you but very often about how to make life better for others.”

Barack Obama (33%) and Michelle Obama (37%) won by a landslide as men and women selected their “job switch” according to their gender. [Note to Mr. President: Michelle has a job that’s coveted a bit more than yours.] First runner-up for women was Lady Gaga (24%), known for her jaw-dropping and shocking wardrobe. Among men, next in line was Will Ferrell (20%) as workers would welcome the chance to mimic Ferrell’s comedy chops for 24 hours.

More than 3,400 people completed the survey on Snagajob between May 9 and May 31, 2011. Based on their gender, men and women were asked to select choices from a given list of five well-known personalities. Below are the expanded results of who hourly workers would like to be for one day.

Snagajob Survey Question: If you could spend one day working as a person below, who would you most like to be?

Among Men:

Celebrity Percent
Barack Obama 33 %
Will Ferrell 20 %
Prince William 16 %
Tom Brady 15 %
Justin Bieber 15 %

 

Among Women:

Celebrity Percent
Michelle Obama 37 %
Lady Gaga 23 %
Kate Middleton 18 %
Tina Fey 17 %
Lea Michele 5 %


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Mike Ward is the managing editor for Snagajob. When he's not writing and editing content to support America's hourly workers and employers, he reviews movies, roots for losing sports teams and hangs out with his family and friends in the River City.