Dreaming about another job isn’t uncommon, but how often do we act on those thoughts? One recent survey suggests that 66 per cent of Australian workers plan to look for another employer within the next 12 months.
The study, commissioned by employment management company Kelly Services, is based on the responses of 1,600 Australians. Of those, one-third said they frequently think about quitting their job, while two-thirds expect they will look for work elsewhere within the year.
Employment patterns are more variable than in the past, so that doesn’t necessarily reflect massive levels of discontent; it might equally reflect plans to gain new experience in different surroundings. That’s evident in other numbers: 52 per cent of respondents said they were happy in their jobs, and 41 per cent said their work provided a “sense of meaning”.
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