INFOGRAPHIC: The happiest and the unhappiest jobs in the PH according to JobStreet

John Christopher Amodo
PUBLISHED November 14, 2017 03:16 pm
Illustration by Mark Renacido/Inside Manila

(Inside Manila) Thanks to the Memorandum Order No. 28, Christmas Season means 13th month pay to all employees, a synonymy luxe enough to be waited by reluctant employees before finally resigning. The case is different for others, though, as some prefer not to delay the inevitable. Whatever group you may be in, you’d want to know what career will give you the highest chance of work life satisfaction.


In a survey conducted last July 31 to August 31, 2017, JobStreet, the No. 1 recruitment site in the country, said 23% of the 9,326 Filipino respondents of diverse position levels favor immediate resigning and finding a new job. It also revealed the top three sectors with the happiest employees: Hotel and Hospitality, Food & Bevarage/Restaurant, and Government/Civil Service/Defense.


When asked why local workforce identified the hotel and hospitality sector as the happiest industry, Jobstreet.com Country Manager Philip Gioca said that it may be due to the nature of the employees’ job description that is to make people happy, and “that’s why they are happy themselves.”


On the hierarchy of work happiness, the survey reported that having good friends or colleagues in the workplace exceeds having a higher pay. On the other hand, lack of career development is reportedly the leading cause of work unhappiness.


“More and more Filipinos are looking for career development,” Gioca said. “They want to move forward in their chosen fields, but the lack of career development and training opportunities in their current companies seem to hold them back.”


Meanwhile, when asked what would make them happier at work in the next six months, 33% said that a salary increase would be a great encouragement.


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