18th October, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off
Four in ten office workers would rather see a colleague be made redundant than take a cut in their own wages.
A new survey has discovered that 38 per cent would not take a pay cut to save someone else’s job in the organisation, which is put at risk through cost cutting.
When asked what they would cut back on to save money, the respondents highlighted lunch breaks (48 per cent), cigarette breaks (14 per cent), weekends off (12 per cent) and company cars (eight per cent).
However, the results of the poll were not all bad as it found that 62 per cent of employees showed a more loyal attitude by saying they would be willing to take a drop in their earnings to save a colleague’s position.
Perhaps those who would take a wage cut to save a colleague’s job are the same people who claimed they already “have too much work to do” in a recent Aviva study.
A third of workers revealed they have to work longer hours to cover staff that have left and have not been replaced.