By: Bernie Chiu and Lilian Wu, Central News Agency
Nearly 90 percent of office workers are not hopeful of getting a raise next year and are thinking of working an extra part-time job to bolster their income, a survey by an online human resources company has found. According to the results of a 1111 Job Bank survey released Tuesday, up to 85 percent of respondents felt they would feel the pinch financially in the short term heading into the new year.
Respondents attributed their short-term financial woes to spending more than they earned or waiting for year-end bonuses (29.2 percent), needing to prepare red envelopment money (19.9 percent), or having been laid off or been put on unpaid leave (14.2 percent).
With 88.8 percent of respondents saying they had no hope of getting a raise next year, 84 percent hoped to find part-time work during the New Year or Chinese New Year holidays, 25 percentage points higher than at the same time last year. [FULL STORY]