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Over half of young Chinese unenthusiastic about promotions: survey

English.news.cn   2012-11-13 23:27:00            

BEIJING, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- More than half of young Chinese workers care more about positions that give play to their talents than the prospect of promotions, according to the results of an online survey released on Tuesday.

About 51.5 percent of 4,155 respondents said they are not interested in a given position's level, but instead place greater value on positions that suit them best, according to a report in the Tuesday edition of the China Youth Daily.

About 47 percent of those polled said promotions bring too much pressure, adding that they prefer to balance their work and personal lives.

Chinese born in the 1980s and 1990s accounted for 65.4 percent of the respondents, according to the report.

"Young people's unenthusiastic attitude toward promotions reflects their awareness of individual value," Dong Haijun, an associate professor at Central South University, was quoted by the paper as saying.

"But we should not come to the conclusion that younger people are not responsible workers. Those who are not enthusiastic about promotions are only part of the picture, " Dong added.

Editor: yan
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