Is a New Job Worth Givebacks?


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What would you be willing to sacrifice to get a new job?

Monster Worldwide put that question to 1,100 job seekers, and the results reveal that a small minority would be willing to give up some pay, benefits or vacation time to work elsewhere.

According to the survey, seven in 10 respondents were actively looking for a new job.

As for how far they’d go to get it, 13 percent would compromise on health care.

Meanwhile, 16 percent said they’d relinquish some vacation or personal time to work for another employer, while one in four conceded they’d work more hours.

Twenty percent would take less pay to work elsewhere, and 19 percent said they’d accept either no bonus, or one that was reduced.

The survey also reveals that 30 percent would adhere to a strict dress code at a new job, 28 percent said they’d commute a longer distance, and 26 percent were willing to accept a smaller office or desk space.

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