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44.4% would take pay cut to continue working from home — AIN.UA poll

AIN.UA has conducted another anonymous poll. This time it was about remote work. We asked our readers whether they were ready to relinquish a percentage of their income to continue working remotely.

Research: AIN.UA readers anonymously answered closed- and open-ended questions. The poll involved 275 people. The results of the survey are below.


As the results of the poll show, the easing of quarantine restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the majority of employers in Ukraine returning employees to their offices.

  • 32.7% of the respondents said that their employers have partially returned employees to the offices.
  • 21.8% of the employers plan to do so. At the same time, 19.6% have completely switched to the office mode.
  • 25.8% do not plan to return to the pre-quarantine format.
  • Interestingly, 44.4% of the respondents are ready to give up part of their earnings to continue working from home.
  • 28.3% of them would be ready to relinquish 5% of their income, and 18.3% of respondents would be willing to give up 10%.
  • In addition to or instead of pay cuts, employees are ready to give up other benefits offered by their companies. For the sake of working from home, 59.2% of the respondents will sacrifice additional benefits (for example, health insurance, training courses, etc.)
  • 5.3% would give up bonuses, 3.9% would give up days off, and 3.3% of the respondents would sacrifice vacation time.

Is remote working important to you and why?

“The workday is more efficient — there isn’t any hanging out with colleagues in the office that take up time, you can work longer and not worry about the time spent commuting. Also, I worry about my health.”

“The most suitable for me is the hybrid work model — working from home one or two days per week. I am ready to give up bonuses for such a format, but maybe I can do it because they are not available for me now.”

“It makes no sense to give up anything since I do the same amount of work, and my presence in the office does not affect productivity (even if it does, then negatively — productivity decreases due to distractions). The remote format works well — an employer gets an employee who is on time and does not depend on the situation on the roads; no need to organize the workplace, pay for electricity and Internet, no need to order water/tea, coffee, and snacks; When working from home, employees are less sick, since they interact less within the limited office space.”

“It gives more freedom, especially if you have a certain amount of work and can decide on your own when and at what time to do it.”

“Remote working is important because it saves time you usually spend getting to the office. In my case, it is 2.5 hours a day — 1.5 hours of which I can spend on work and an hour for personal needs. However, it is important to travel to the office at least once a week for team building.”

“I like to alternate between working from home and the office. Going to the office helps me stay in touch with my colleagues and learn about important company news. Remote working allows me to better focus on important tasks and get more done in a day than working in the office.”

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