GTA residents committed to their jobs

Survey finds that residents are working more than 50 hours a week but wouldn’t quit, even if they won the lottery

Job satisfaction is high in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with nearly half of workers reporting that they wouldn’t quit their jobs even if they won $10 million, a recent poll found.

Leger Marketing’s monthly poll for Toronto Life Magazine surveyed residents of the GTA about their working lives and 41 per cent said they would keep their current job even after winning the lottery.

The poll also found that residents are working an average of 54.2 hours a week — 41.2 at the workplace and 13 from home. Respondents also report spending an average of 22.1 hours a week of quality time with their family and friends.

While some may struggle to find work-life balance, respondents report spending an average as 3.2 hours a week engaged in personal pursuits in the workplace, doing things such as running errands, shopping and Internet surfing.

Commitment to the job, or fear of the boss, is strong with only 15 per cent of respondents admitting to calling in sick when they weren’t and 12 per cent admitting to stealing office supplies.

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