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Almost half of Singaporeans are dissatisfied with their jobs: Survey

Three-quarters of employees here say their jobs are only a way to make a living and nothing more, according to the Q2 Randstad Workmonitor survey.

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 on Tuesday (June 17). Employees in India ranked the highest, with 80 per cent saying they are happy where they are.

Highest proportion of satisfied employees (Asia-Pacific):

  1. India
  2. Malaysia
  3. Hong Kong
  4. China
  5. New Zealand
  6. Australia
  7. Singapore
  8. 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.

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