11:20 Wednesday 20 February 2013

Survey shows staff are 'hardworkers not lazy'

Written byROB SMYTH

A NEW survey has dispelled the myth that workers in Burton and South Derbyshire are lazy after it was revealed that two-thirds of people would work for nothing to land their dream job.

Social media-based recruitment website staffbay.com canvassed people across both areas after claims that workers were among some of the laziest in the country following a national online survey.

However, the results in fact showed that far from workers being lazy and motivated by wages, 68 per cent said they would go without wages to get the job they coveted – with 10 per cent of them prepared for work for three months without pay.

Tony Wilmot, co-founder of staffbay.com, said: “These results tell us two things: that Burton and South Derbyshire workers are far from lazy; and that some people will go to extraordinary lengths to impress their employers.

“We certainly don’t think that the area’s jobseekers want something for nothing, and this survey proves it. They’re obviously prepared to get Britain’s economy moving again – and for free.

“The ten per cent of respondents who would work for three months for nothing also shows that some people clearly think they are over-qualified for the job they’re currently in. With so many jobseekers now applying for the same position, many in the jobs market are having to settle for second-best.”

The news comes iafter Geology graduate Cait Reilly successfully argued at the Appeal Court that her unpaid work placement at Poundland, which she had been required to do to continue to receive benefits, breached laws on forced labour.

Elliot Kidd, co-founder of staffbay.com, said: “Our survey shows that by going the extra mile to attract the attention of employers.”

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