Fed up IT workers seek new pastures

IT staff cite unmanageable workloads, lousy pay and poor leadership as the key reasons for wanting to quit their jobs, finds a survey from CareerBuilder.com.

IT staff cite unmanageable workloads, lousy pay and poor leadership as the key reasons for wanting to quit their jobs, finds a survey from CareerBuilder.com.

Almost half the respondents said their workload was unmanageable and 61% felt it had increased over the last six months.

This added pressure meant that one in three workers thought their work/life balance had suffered as a result - without a bonus or pay rise to soften the blow. Only 20% said they had a pay rise of more than 5% in 2005.

Their final gripe was about leadership. A quarter of the IT employees didn’t like their immediate boss and 38% complained about the way their company was run.

The latest E-Skills ICT Inquiry report shows there are plenty of jobs for these frustrated employees to choose from. Data just released for the second quarter of 2005 shows that 70% of IT job advertisements were for new rather than replacement positions. Most of these were to cope with business expansion.

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