25% of IT Workers Abused and Ready To Quit

9 01 2009

An interesting survey from a uk computer company (no relation) has done some reaserch that  suggested that as many as a quarter of all IT staff in small to medium businesses have suffered some sort of abuse and are looking for careers elsewhere [PDF].

They say:

“The study also found that over a third have suffered from sleepless nights or headaches as a result of IT problems at work, while 59 per cent spend between one and 10 hours a week working on IT systems outside normal hours.”

The story is also being covered by slashdot which is interesting though the results of the survay will not be news to Connect members.

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10 01 2009
John

That’s pretty grim reading – also showing it’s systematic in the industry rather than sporadic – you can’t just vote with your feet, find a new job (even if you could at the moment) and avoid the problem – it’ll likely be there too. You need a longer term solution, like a union. Looks like you’ve got your work cut out!

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