Date
17 December 2017
Most white-collar employees in China, especially those in the big cities, struggle to achieve good work-life balance, a survey shows. Photo: Bloomberg
Most white-collar employees in China, especially those in the big cities, struggle to achieve good work-life balance, a survey shows. Photo: Bloomberg

Most Chinese white-collar workers unhappy with life: survey

A majority of white-collar workers in China describe their life as unsatisfying, with the unhappiness level more pronounced in the nation’s top-tier cities, according to a survey.

Most participants who took part in the survey said they don’t work out, don’t have time to read books and barely take vacations, China Daily reported.

According to the survey conducted by job seeking and hiring website zhaopin.com, first-tier cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou have failed to meet the expectations of workers either in life or work, the report said.

In contrast, those who work and live in second- or third-tier cities like Yantai, Xiamen and Changchun are more satisfied with their work and life.

Second-tier cities offer workers not only diverse opportunities and career growth as the local economy develops, but also a less competitive environment compared to the first-tier cities, the report noted.

Most white-collar employees spend just one and a half hour on weekly workout, while only a quarter of them spend more than three hours on reading. 

Also, half of the white-collar employees have sex less than once a month, while only a quarter engage in it more than once in a week.

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