51-60 year old Singapore employees 'most miserable' at work: survey

Work happiness dropped 12% vs 2009.

According to a survey by JobsCentral, Singapore workers are probably most miserable at work if they’re between 51 – 60 years old. 

Those in this age group scored the lowest with a score of 55.5 -- a 12 per cent drop in work happiness since 2009. On the other hand, those aged 61 years and above are the happiest. This group scored 69.8, placing them in the ‘Moderately Happy’ category.

Money is king but Millennials also value ‘Advancement Opportunities’, while Generation X wants ‘Work-life Balance’
Across all age groups, respondents agree that ‘Salary’ is the most important aspect of a job. However, Generation X also wants ‘Work-life balance’, and voted it as the second most important.

In contrast, ‘Work-life balance’ only ranks 4th place among the Millennial Generation. The Millennials – those aged 29 years and below – ranked better ‘Advancement opportunities’ in 2nd place instead.

While salary and career advancement are of top importance to Singapore workers, these two aspects are also, unfortunately, the ones they are most dissatisfied with.

These may be the underlying reasons for the Singapore workers’ dismal scores. As the cost of living rises in Singapore, workers feel the pressure to make more money to maintain their aspirations and way of life.

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