LONDON: We have heard a lot about ‘survival of the fittest’ and ‘greed is good.’ And we now know that it is neither good for us nor for the society, and that is exactly how a majority of the British workers feel. British workers have discovered a new camaraderie in the wake of the financial crisis and the tough job market it created. A British survey found that 62% of the workers would rather take pay cuts than see a colleague lose a job, according to a report in the Daily Express. This, despite a steep rise in the cost of living.
Nearly 50% would sacrifice their lunch break, taking their lunches at their workstations, to get more work done. While 14% were willing to sacrifice their cigarette break. Not only this, some people will be willing to work through the weekend, (12%) and others (8%) would give up the company car.
Yes, this is very good news. The bad news is that this is feeling is not universal. Nearly 38% would not mind colleagues getting sacked if it resulted in their keeping or increasing their pay. Gordon Gekko still has sway over quite a lot of people.
The survey was conducted by officebroker.com, in which the company which tracks serviced office goers, questioned 500 employees.