A recent survey, conducted by Inghams, the U.K.-based specialist tour company, asked participants throughout the U.K. to express their true feelings about their places of work, careers and compensation.
There were some surprises. Of interest is the fact that as we grow older we apparently grow bolder. According to the survey, 59% of 18-24 year olds wouldn’t have the nerve to ask for a raise in pay. At age 55-64 this number shrinks to 20%. Interesting. Looks like the boomers have the edge here. It may be that millennials haven’t been in the workplace long enough to gain a wage, let alone ask for a raise.
We’ve reprinted the top 5 stats that came out of the survey. How can business center owners and operators use these survey results? Perhaps post it on your central wall. Get some discussion going and maybe a few pay raises in process.
- A third of people (33%) are currently working in a field they don’t want to be in! The majority (36%) of these people put that down to it being too hard to get a job in what they want to do.
- 40% of people are scared of asking for a promotion or pay increase
- Over a third of people (34%) of people don’t work in their desired field as the money doesn’t pay enough.
- Nearly half of women (45%) have a fear of asking for a pay rise or promotion whereas only 30% of men have a fear of this.
- 28% of 18-24 year olds aren’t working in the field of their choice. Over a quarter (27%) of these put it down to having to start at the bottom of the career ladder.