Half of workers unhappy, poll finds

Nearly half the corporate employees surveyed are dissatisfied with their companies, with many complaining about their pay and management evaluation of their work, according to a survey by a publishing company.

Career Design Center Co., a Tokyo-based publisher of job-related information, conducted the nationwide survey from late January to early February on 1,241 corporate employees aged between 25 and 35. The survey showed that 34 percent of the respondents are somewhat dissatisfied with their companies, and 14 percent very dissatisfied.

Of those who are dissatisfied, about 66 percent complained about their bonuses and 63 percent about their salaries, while those who believe they are not fairly evaluated by their managers came to 57 percent. Multiple replies were allowed.

The survey also showed that 13 percent of respondents frequently feel they do not want to go to work, while 41 percent sometimes feel this way. As to whether they feel their work suits them, 16 percent said yes and 49 percent said more or less, the survey showed. It also showed that 55 percent of the respondents feel a sense of accomplishment in their work.