Staff Would Take Pay Cut to Keep a Colleague Employed

Staff Would Take Pay Cut to Keep a Colleague Employed

Nearly two thirds of employees would rather take a pay cut than see a colleague lose their job, a poll by Officebroker.com has found. The survey of 500 office workers revealed that 62 per cent would be prepared to sacrifice some of their salary in order to keep work colleagues in employment. Chris Meredith, head of sales at Officebroker.com, said the results showed “just how important a good team ethic can be in the workplace”. The tough economic climate over the past few years had helped boost workplace camaraderie, he added. However, the survey also showed that money was a motivating factor for some – 38 per cent of those polled said they would rather see a work mate sacked in order to maintain or increase their current salary. Chartered Institute of Personnel and ... »