I RESOLVE TO KEEP MY JOB!
This year it seems people are steering away from more ambitious New Year resolutions and would be happy to keep the status quo.
According to a survey by Currencies Direct, a leading foreign exchange provider, recession fears are affecting people’s New Year resolutions, with three times as many people focusing on just keeping their job in 2009, rather than aiming for a promotion. Apparently, 36 per cent of those in full-time employment are making a resolution to hang on to their job, compared to just 10 per cent who have set their sights on climbing the career ladder or getting a pay rise. People are focusing on working hard and knuckling down in the hope their jobs will actually survive the recession. Even the younger age groups are less willing to put their jobs on the line, with only 33 per cent of those under 25 determined to get a promotion. It seems the watchword for 2009 is caution.