SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of workers in their 20s and 30s are stressed at office get-togethers, and do not enjoy drinking parties.
According to a survey of about 800 office workers in their 20s and 30s conducted jointly by the job portal Incruit and part-time job search app Albacall, 70 percent of the respondents said they were stressed over late night office get-togethers.
As the reason for this, participants picked “late return to home”, accounting for 25.9 percent. Some 23.8 percent said “office get-togethers are uncomfortable” and 17.3 percent said “office get-togethers are not enjoyable”.
When analyzing the results by gender, 74 percent of women were more stressed about office get-togethers and 67.5 percent of men were similarly stressed, indicating that women were more stressed out regarding office get-togethers.
If this is the case, when do Millennial workers want to return home? Assuming that the get-together starts at 6 p.m., the survey asked about the most ideal end time.
The most desired time for respondents was 8 p.m., accounting for 41.2 percent of the responses, and 9 p.m., accounting for 30 percent.
The results show that 71.2 percent of workers in their 20s and 30s wanted get-togethers to end in at most two to three hours.
The preferred number of get-togethers was 0.5 times per month on average, and 71.2 percent preferred to finish the get-together in the first restaurant.
In addition, the survey asked what type of get-together workers wanted. Some 28.4 percent of participants wanted “finding good restaurant at lunch time” and 27.6 percent chose “simple dinner without drinking.”
On the other hand, “drinking” ranked the lowest among all respondents at 9.9 percent, making it one of the least preferred office get-together options for people in their 20s and 30s.
Furthermore, the survey asked how office get-togethers should proceed in the future.
Some 31.5 percent of respondents agreed with the statement, “If drinking is involved, do not overdo it and finish it within a reasonable time.”
“In order for it to be a satisfactory get-together, companies need to make efforts to reflect employees’ opinions and refrain from forcing them to drink or eat for a long period of time,” said Seo Mi-young, CEO of Incruit.
D. M. Park (firstname.lastname@example.org)