This week has been full on which I like it and I had a sense of fulfilment but by Saturday evening I was ready to switch off and watch a movie. I chose ”Outsorced”. It is a comedy about a young American working for a company earning good money when his boss tells him to go to India to train a bunch of people who would take his position for a fraction of the salary he was paid.
This is happening not only in the US but in Europe too. There are companies who are not only downsizing, there are letting thousands of people go.
The most interesting thing is, many people don’t enjoy their work yet they prey not to get sacked.
I read this article which I found fascinating.
Almost half of all workers in the UK say they would like to change career – but a fear of failure and the lack of financial security are barriers holding them back, according to new figures.
In a report released by the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), 1,000 professionals were surveyed on how they were with their careers. 47 per cent said they would like to change, and 21 per cent are hoping to career hop in the next 12 months, citing increased salary prospects, better work-life balance, and improved job satisfaction as the main reasons for wanting to make the switch.
Surprisingly, 23 per cent of Brits in employment revealed they would go as far as to say they regret their current choice of career. This figure rose for younger workers, with 30 per cent of 25 to 34-year-olds regretting their current career choice.
Despite this, many people are still unwilling to change careers, either because of a lack of financial security (29 per cent), uncertainty about what to switch to (20 per cent), or a fear of failure (15 per cent).
Other key findings showed how:
- 55 per cent of workers in London want to change careers; 45 per cent within the next two years
- 66 per cent of Millennials (people aged 18 to 34) want to switch
- 41 per cent of Millennials cite financial insecurity as main reason for not changing
- 68 per cent of Cardiff workers are satisfied with their careers – the highest proportion in the survey
- Only 19 per cent of London workers said they will never want to change
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