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Women happier in PSUs, says survey

Women engaged in the private sector may be getting fat salaries but their job satisfaction level is low compared to their public sector counterparts, a survey of 773 working women has said.

business Updated: Mar 07, 2010 21:12 IST

Women engaged in the private sector may be getting fat salaries but their job satisfaction level is low compared to their public sector counterparts, a survey of 773 working women has said.

“While working women in India find highest levels of job satisfaction in public sector undertakings (seven on a scale of ten), females engaged in the private sector like business process outsourcing (BPO) and knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) companies are least satisfied (four on a scale of ten),” the survey by industry chamber Assocham said.

A majority of women, who participated in the survey, said they would like to do jobs in public sector undertakings (PSUs).

“Majority of working women gave priority to PSU sectors like banking, power and petroleum because these (sectors) provide job satisfaction, which include reasonably good annual income with job security and convenient working hours, besides healthy work environment,” the survey said.

Women employed in BPO/KPO companies enjoy less decision-making power, stringent work timings and other of pressures, the survey noted.