A British study refutes some frequently enamelled amptions
In the information society, people often have to change their workplace, be flexible and respond to new work transactions, above all, they can no longer expect to be employed for a long time or even for life with an employer. This credo of the Neoliberals and their critics are alvened by reality (still) over. At least in the Great Britain.
In 1998, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) had launched a research program on the future of the future, in whose framework a survey of 2.Was carried out 500 working people who were in a representative cross-section of occupations and positions. The study is comparable to a survey from 1992.
According to the study, in 2000, 92 percent of the employees had fixed work. That’s 4 percent more than 1988. On average, the staff remain a longer at an employer than a decade ago, namely on average seven years and four months. It is therefore a myth, so the result of the survey that the proportion of people in the Great Britain has increased, the short time in more employers are tatig.
The solid workplace is still the norm, self-standing, which is about one "Portfolio"-Work, are still very rare. Some saw such a working form in which a person has several competences and also works for several companies, as near future, which requires a coarse flexibility and selfishness with simultaneous treatment of uncertainty. The teleworking also has not increased roughly with the collection of the networked computers: "The transition to temporar, short-term or half-day bodies has been excellent." Despite the continued existing long employment transfers, however, took off the enabled faithfulness to their employers.
That may also have to deal with that most of the beliefs are, they were hard and more like working as earlier. Only 16 percent of the manual employees said to be satisfied with their working time. In 1992, this still said 36 percent. Especially employees in the highest positions said they were happy to work for a long time because the activity is satisfied. Almost half of the men and a third of women reported, on the other hand, they have often been able to do overtime, primarily to comply with appointments and / or earn more money, but 75 percent, too, because this is simply required by them now.
Of course, however, the trend is that increasingly more people knowledge for dealing with new information technologies in all tools. Nevertheless, more and more people have a computer at home than in the workplace. Especially with the ongoing and unskilled workers is the conspicuous, but also a little surprising. Only 15 percent use the internet during work, at home already have 41 percent a computer and probably usually access to the network.