Survey results show that workers believe the American workplace is physically and emotionally taxing, and they don't like the social environment. Since we are only now recovering from an economic malaise, they also worry about unstable work schedules. Some cited unpleasant and potentially hazardous working conditions.

The American Working Conditions Survey found that over 25 percent of American white-collar workers say they have too little time to do their job, they say the intensity of work frequently spills over into their personal lives, with about 50 percent of people reporting that they perform some work in their free time in order to meet workplace demands.  Yet they say they have autonomy on the job, feel confident about their skill set and report that they receive social support while on the job.

About 80 percent report that they work steady and only just 54 percent say they have to work the same number of hours on a day-to-day basis. One in three workers say they have no control over their schedule. Though telecommuting was once a big thing in the service economy America now has, 78 percent of workers report they must be present at their workplace during regular business hours. You can't drive Uber or work at Starbucks from home.  Jobs interfere with family and social commitments outside of work, particuarly for younger workers who don't have a college degree. More than one in four reports a poor fit between their work hours and their social commitments.

Despite primarily working in offices, nearly three-fourths of American workers report either intense or repetitive physical exertion on the job at least a quarter of the time, which throws the results into doubt. Even college-educated and older workers say they are affected. If that isn't enough of a credibility monkey wrench, more than half of Americans report exposure to unpleasant and potentially hazardous working conditions. Nearly one in five workers say they face a hostile or threatening social environment at work. Younger and prime-aged women are most likely to claim unwanted sexual attention, while younger men are more likely to experience verbal abuse.

The findings are from a survey of 3,066 adults who participate in the RAND American Life Panel, a nationally representative, computer-based sample of people from across the United States. The workplace survey was fielded in 2015 to collect detailed information across a broad range of working conditions in the American workplace, as well as details about workers and job characteristics.