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Downturn sees rise in ‘Corporate Prisoners’

golden_handcuffs“The recession has forced a lot of people to stay put in their jobs, even if they don’t like them.”

“More people are stuck in jobs they would otherwise leave as a result of the downturn”

A recent paper has split employees up into 6 groups:

  1. ‘The Escapers’ – when a new job opportunity presents itself, these people will seize it with both hands and move on as soon as possible.
  2. ‘The Visiting Stars’ – who are just using your company to boost their CV before moving onto bigger things after the recession.
  3. ‘Economic Prisoners’ – who figure that they won’t get such a generous pay deal anywhere else (or presumably because their out-goings require them to maintain the salary that they are on).
  4. ‘Prisoners of Circumstance’ – who are stuck in their job because they need to work locally or to do particular hours.
  5. ‘Prisoners of Conscience’ – who stay with the company out of loyalty and because they enjoy their job.
  6. ‘Lifers’ – those who are in it for the long-haul.

Which are you?

Do you agree that the recession is a reason for a lot of people staying put?

Do you think it is just a handy excuse for inaction?

Read the full article here.