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Over 50% of Taiwanese worried about losing job: poll

  • CNA
  • 2012-12-06
  • 11:34 (GMT+8)
Office workers walk the streets of Taipei. (Photo/Chen Cho-pang)

Office workers walk the streets of Taipei. (Photo/Chen Cho-pang)

Over 50% of Taiwanese office workers said they were worried about losing their present jobs before retirement amid the current economic downturn, according to the results of a survey published Tuesday.

The survey, conducted by 360d Human Resources, aimed to record the working attitude of office workers when the economy is in bad shape both at home and abroad.

A total of 53% said they did not expect to be able to stay at their present jobs until retirement due to the present economic difficulties, the survey showed.

It also found that 30% had adopted a cautious and conscientious attitude at work, striving hard to shine in the workplace.

Twenty-nine percent of office workers said they were looking for other job opportunities while working hard.

In addition, 28% said they chose to do their duty faithfully, while the remaining 13% said they only tried not to make mistakes at work.

The survey was conducted Nov. 15-25, with 1,798 valid samples collected. The margin of error was plus or minus three percentage points.

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