September 01, 2010 07:26
Six out of 10 people who found jobs this year are dissatisfied with their salaries, a straw poll by an Internet job portal suggests.
Out of 359 newly-hired workers surveyed, 63 percent said they are not being properly compensated for their skills. More women (66.1 percent) were dissatisfied than men (59.8 percent).
The respondents said they should be paid on average W8.35 million (US$1=W1,193) more than their present annual salaries. As the main reason for the low pay, 51 percent cited the financial situation of their company, while 23 percent attributed it to a failure of their employers to recognize their talents. Some 15 percent cited the need for fairness to other employees.
Fifty-one percent of respondents said the best way to get paid more appropriately is to switch jobs, while 42 percent said they could earn more through performance.
The poll was carried out online by Job Korea.
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