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Almost half of Singaporeans are dissatisfied with their jobs: Survey

SINGAPORE — Employees in Singapore ranked second from bottom in the Asia-Pacific in a global quarterly survey measuring job satisfaction.

Almost half of Singaporeans are dissatisfied with their jobs: Survey

Office workers at the Central Business District. Photo by Koh Mui Fong

SINGAPORE — Employees in Singapore ranked second from bottom in the Asia-Pacific in a global quarterly survey measuring job satisfaction.

Almost half (46 per cent) of employees in Singapore say they are not satisfied in their current job, only behind Japan (56 per cent), according to the Q2 Randstad Workmonitor survey released today (June 17).

The top 3 countries in Asia-Pacific region with the highest proportion of satisfied employees are India — with 80 per cent saying they are happy where they are — Malaysia and Hong Kong. This is followed by China, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Japan.

Of the 5,670 employees surveyed in Singapore, 75 per cent say they view their job only as a way to make a living and nothing more. The majority also said they would not hesitate to change jobs if they could make more money (80 per cent), improve their career opportunities (78 per cent) or if they found a job that better matched their educational backgrounds (71 per cent).

The study was conducted between April 16 and May 6 via an online questionnaire of respondents aged 18-65, working a minimum of 24 hours a week in a paid job, who are not self-employed. The minimal sample size is 400 interviews per country, using Survey Sampling International. CHANNEL NEWSASIA

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