National Survey Shows Santa!
TORONTO, Dec. 21 /CNW/ - A national survey by Monster Canada shows 1 in
2 Canadians (51 percent) believe their boss has been more like Santa
than Scrooge this past year. However, Ebenezer is still alive and well
in many work places, with 30 percent, or 1 in 3 Canadians describing
their boss as more Scrooge like.
"More Canadians see their boss as the jolly Saint Nick," says Peter
Gilfillan, Senior Vice President of International Sales and General
Manager of Monster Canada. "Bosses recognize their staff have worked
extra hard through the ups and downs of the economy and want to reward
them with a well deserved break from work over the holidays."
Technology Not Tying Us Down
The Monster Canada survey of Canadians conducted by Harris/Decima shows
79 percent of Canadians plan to take time off during the holidays.
While 1 in 2 (48 percent) have no plans to do any work until they
return to their job, approximately 1 in 3 (31 percent) will be checking
in from time to time, or making themselves available if the boss calls.
While many(57 percent) don't believe technology is like a digital leash,
chaining them to the office, about a third (38 percent) of Canadians
say email, laptops and blackberries make it harder to escape.
Regionally, Quebecers are more likely than the rest of Canadians to be
taking a complete break from work during the holidays, with 58 percent
of Quebecers indicating they'll be taking time off with no plans to do
Dear Santa More Balance Please
The Monster Canada survey also shows work life balance tops the holiday
wish list, with 38 percent of Canadians saying better balance is their
number one career goal for 2011. The goal for 29 percent of Canadian
workers is a bigger pay cheque, while 13 per cent want more vacation
time and 9 percent hope to land a new job.
The survey was conducted from December 9th through to December 12th, 2010 . A total of 1,013 Canadians were surveyed, of which 547 are
employed. The results are considered accurate +/- 4.2%, 19 times out
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