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Forty-three percent ready to quit

Forty-three percent ready to quit

A large proportion of UAE professionals are in the market for new jobs, apparently. Kipp’s poll asked readers if they had plans to move on – the results are in.

September 14, 2010 4:34 by

Recent research from Regus announced the main reasons why professionals in the UAE might leave their jobs after the summer holidays. As Kipp reported at the time, the top five reasons were as follows:

1. Lack of communication and involvement by top management (51 percent)

2. Lack of promotion despite good work results (47 percent)

3. Lack of company “vision” (31 percent)

4. Too lengthy commute to work (25 percent)

5. Your boss taking the credit for your own work (24 percent)

But the survey failed to ask how many people might be tempted to quit – it simply asked what factors would drive them to. That didn’t stop the press release implying otherwise. “Almost half of UAE professionals may dive back into the job market after the summer holidays unless they are promoted,” it said.

Kipp was inspired to ask: Exactly how many of us are really considering quitting our jobs? We used our weekly poll to ask readers, and the results are in.

It turns out more than a third of you are in the market for a new position. Fully 36 percent are looking at new jobs right now.

Of course, there’s no guarantee that you will make the leap, and you’d be wise to consider your options carefully: Among our respondents, just under 13 percent (12.7) are unemployed. If you’re lucky enough to have a job, you might prefer to hang on to it – at least for a while.

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