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"Fundraising" is the main motivation for the job

The survey also revealed that 30 percent of men feel that lower wages for women are justified.

Whether people in this country like to come to their workplace - or otherwise look for a job, depends primarily on the salary, but appreciation and recognition of performance are also important for Austrians. This is the result of a market agent survey among 2,000 Austrians on behalf of Leitbetriebe Austria.

A good two thirds of the respondents see "fundraising" as a motivation to go to work. But half said that they enjoy work, one fifth said that it was a career / success. Only 12 percent see the workplace as a place of self-fulfillment. For four out of five people, however, the job has a high or very high priority in life.

More than half of the respondents experience a "cooperative" management style in their own company - and 93 percent of those affected find it good. 30 percent work under an "authoritarian" leadership - and only 30 percent of them feel comfortable with it.

Heavy workload

80 percent perceive their personal workload as high. 45 percent have to do business at least once a week in their free time, only 14 percent never have to. Nevertheless, 78 percent find that the separation between work and private life works well or even very well. Among the full-time employees, however, three times as many would like to work from home as they are actually allowed to. The difference is small among part-time workers, but more home offices are in demand. Around 30 percent of those surveyed would forego part of their salary if they were given more vacation.

Three quarters of employees would change jobs for more money, but for half of them the salary jump would have to be at least 25 percent. Analogous to the fact that the salary is the most important motivation to go to work, a salary that is too low is the most common reason, at 41 percent, why employees think about a job change. This is followed by the management style of the superiors with 31 percent of the mentions. Then there are poor opportunities for advancement and numerous elements of poor working conditions. Only 6 percent mentioned a lack of independent work allocation.

According to the survey, 30 percent of men and 13 percent of women think it is justified for women to earn less than men for the same service because of their risk of failure, for example due to pregnancy or childcare. (APA)