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New Employees in Japan Want Holidays over Pay Growth: Survey (News)

Tokyo, May 11 (Jiji Press)—New employees want more holidays and less overtime work rather than pay growth, according to a recent survey by Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co.

The annual survey, taken from late March to early April, asked rookies who joined last month to choose three out of the eight prepared answers to the question of what they expect from their companies.

Of the total respondents, those who chose the answer that they want more holidays and less overtime accounted for a record 41.5%, exceeding those who chose wage growth for the first time since the survey began in 2004.

In the latest survey, more holidays and less overtime was the third-most popular answer among the eight, pushing down wage growth, selected by 34.4%, from third to fourth place, the think tank under the wing of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. said in a report Tuesday.

The survey also showed a third consecutive rise in the share of respondents who selected the answer that they do not want their personal lives meddled with.

[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]

  • [2017.05.12]
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