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Thu 10 Sep 2009 02:22 PM

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Poll finds people still concerned about redundancies

More than half disagree with survey that claims UAE workers are motivated.

More than half of people who took part in an online survey said they disagree with a recent poll that claimed 64 percent of UAE workers are still motivated at work despite the impact of the recession.

A total of 29.6 percent of respondents said that seeing their colleagues made redundant had left them fearing the worst.

While a further 25.4 percent said they were thinking of quitting their job because of the effects the financial crisis has had on their place of work, according to the Arabian Business poll.

They were responding to a survey by YouGov for the jobs website Bayt.com, which found that the majority of employees were still enthusiastic about work despite the downturn effecting business.

Thousands of Gulf jobs have been lost since the start of the global crisis, especially in real estate and construction sectors, which have been badly hit by the downturn.

Arabian Business found that 25 percent of people were in total agreement with the original results and said that during a crisis workers had to be even more motivated to succeed than usual.

A further 20 percent said they were more motivated at work because they had not yet lost their jobs and this had given them more purpose to “push on and work harder”.

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