New Years Resolution: Oust the Boss

Published On: Dec 03 2012 03:24:03 AM EST

 The end of a year is a time for reflection, making resolutions and setting new goals. For some employees, one objective includes ousting their bosses.

Some 2% of workers admit their top resolution going into the new year is to help get their boss fired, according to a survey of more than 2,000 workers conducted by Glassdoor, a jobs and career website.

Another 23% said their main goal is looking for a new job.

Surveyed employees aren't all naughty when it comes to work-related wishes. A third of them said a top priority was to work hard to get a salary raise.

With the election settled, and the job  and housing market's seeing signs of improvement, employees may finally be feeling more secure. Glassdoor saw glimmers of optimism in the survey, with more workers confident that they'll get more cash out of their employers this year.

The survey found that 76% of workers said they are eligible for a bonus this year, up from 73% last year. That's up from 63% four years ago, when the nation was hanging in the depths of an economic recession.

"As employment confidence gradually improves, it's no surprise to see employees looking to wrest back control over their own destiny," said Rusty Rueff, Glassdoor career and workplace expert.

Bonus expectations are not gender neutral. Roughly 60% of younger male employees expect a bonus under the Christmas tree this year, compared to 44% of younger women.


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