Some 31 percent of working Poles are scared they might lose their jobs, since, for the first time in five years, more firms are planning to fire than hire employees, according to data from Manpower and ARC Rynek i Opinia.
By comparison, in last year's survey, 25 percent of Poles were worried about losing their jobs.
Unemployment is currently at 12.4 percent in Poland, with almost 2 million people registered as being out of a job.
Some 49 percent of Poles feel secure in their jobs, while 40 percent think that if they lost their current jobs, they would have a big problem with finding a new one. That is probably one of the reasons why 33 percent say they would accept a pay cut in order to keep their job with another 37 percent saying they are “unsure” how they would react and only 30 percent saying they would definitely refuse to take a pay cut.
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