Millions of Americans are jobless, and millions of those that still have a job are experiencing some of the lowest job satisfaction ratings in history. With daily stories of financial gloom and doom, everyone can use a little dose of happiness, especially at work. Yet, our workplaces are seldom synonymous with happiness. Executive business coach and author of “From Hired to Happy” Ruth Gerath says that we are all in control of our own levels of happiness, and being happy on the job makes us happier in our lives. Ruth shares the six characteristics of happier people that anyone can adopt and achieve, and gives practical, doable steps to deal with difficult people on the job. Even if you can’t recession-proof your job, you may be able to “happiness-proof” it!