Persian Gulf employees think they can do the boss's job

Professionals in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf expect promotions and raises this year but are working 50-hour-plus weeks
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 08/17/2006

Employees in the United Arab Emirates and the Persian Gulf are confident they can do their boss's job and that they'll get a raise this year, according to a new survey. However, finding work-life balance remains elusive for many.

The survey conducted by UAE-based recruitment and career planning company Bayt.com, polled 1,641 professionals, the majority of whom work in the UAE and the Gulf, about labour market conditions.

Seventy-one per cent of respondents said they can successfully take over their boss's job, while nearly three-quarters of respondents expect a promotion this year and 81 per cent expect a raise.