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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 19. 3rd August 1972

What Do You Want in Your Job

page 19

What Do You Want in Your Job

  • Here are four sets of questions
  • Look at set 1
  • Decide which of the four statements would be of greatest importance to you.
  • Give it a score of 4
  • Give the next most important item a score of 3, the next a score of 2, and the least important a score of 1
  • Score the other sets in the same way.
AThe salary for the job is very large.
BThe company has a nice welfare scheme
CThe people working there are really friendly.
DThe best thing about the job is the work you do.

Set ii

AThe effort input into the job is recognised.
BThe company gives a bonus and expense account.
CThere is a lot of variety in the job
DSo long as you do what they want you to do, you will never have to worry about looking for another job.

See iii

APromotion means responsibility but you also get more scope for initiative
BYou can't expect to be promoted unless you prove your loyalty to the organisation.

If you work there long enough, you will always be able to count on promotion.

The really important thing about promotion is that your salary goes up.

Set iv

AThey are generous with sick leave on pay, and everybody gets on to the superannuation scheme.
BThe job keeps you busy all the time
CYou can expect regular salary increases so long as your work is satisfactory
DThe organisation is recognised for the social relevance of what it does and everybody respects it.

Now enter your scores in the matrix and add them up:

Set i Set ii Set iii Set iv Total A B D C Money B D C A Security C A B D social D C A B Work Itself.