SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of office workers give up quitting their job because they are worried about the situation that awaits them after they quit, a poll showed Wednesday.
JobKorea, an online search portal, conducted a survey of 2,928 office workers who had made up their mind to quit their job, among whom only 35.2 percent took went through with their plan.
The other 64.8 percent either put off quitting or gave up entirely.
Older and higher-ranking employees were more likely to have given up on quitting a job.
Among those in their 20s, 60.7 percent had made a similar decision, as well as 65.9 percent of those in their 30s. Among 40-somethings, 68.3 percent decided to stay.
Office workers tended to give up on quitting more easily if there were trustworthy colleagues with whom they could share their concerns, or if they felt financially stable.
Roughly 60 percent of office workers said they had colleagues at work who they could trust and share their concerns with.
Among them, only 31.5 percent actually went through with quitting, which was lower than the 40.8 percent of those who said they didn’t have any trustworthy colleagues at work.
Among those who felt financially stable, only 32.2 percent managed to leave their job, while 45.6 percent of those who did not feel financially stable chose to quit.
The biggest reason among office workers for postponing their decision or choosing not to quit was fear of what might happen after leaving their job (41.4 percent).
Other reasons included wanting to spend more time at the company to achieve their career goals (39.8 percent), and failing to move to a different company (39.3 percent).
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)