More than a quarter of employees in India [ Images ] are willing to relocate overseas for two to three years even if they get a 10 per cent pay hike, says a survey.
“About 28 per cent of employees in India strongly desire to relocate overseas for a full-time job for two to three years with a 10 per cent pay increase and another 39 per cent would consider the option given an opportunity,” according to the survey by research firm Ipsos.
Further, 27 per cent Indian employees say they are “very likely” to relocate to another city in India if they were offered a full-time job opportunity in the near future, for a minimum of two years with at least a 10 per cent pay raise and all moving expenses covered.
Besides, another 48 per cent of respondents are “somewhat likely” to consider the option of relocation within India.
The main reasons for employees to relocate abroad include better pay, better living conditions, a good career move to get international experience and a new adventure.
“It is interesting to observe that employees from developed countries like Sweden, the US, Australia [ Images ], Canada [ Images ], Belgium, Germany [ Images ], Japan [ Images ], Great Britain, and France [ Images ] are least likely to relocate compared to employees in developing countries like Mexico, Brazil [ Images ], Russia [ Images ], Turkey and India,” Ipsos India Head (Marketing Communications) Biswarup Banerjee said.
“This clearly indicates that employees in developed countries still believe their national economy will rebound strongly and provide them enough good job opportunities to grow in future,” he added.
The survey, conducted among 12,907 employees in 24 countries, said that 19 per cent of respondents globally would ‘very likely’ take a full-time job in another country for two to three years with a 10 per cent pay increase.
Those most likely to say they would relocate internationally were from Mexico (34 per cent), Brazil (32 per cent), Russia (31 per cent) and Turkey (31 per cent), the survey said.
Once Akbar and Birbal were taking a stroll. It was winter season. Winter was at its peak at that time of season. A thought came to Birbal’s mind, and he expressed to the Emperor, “A man can do anything for money.” Emperor also thought something, and he just dipped his finger in the almost freezing water of a nearby pond. He drew his hand immediately, and replied Birbal, “I don’t think so. Do you think somebody can stand in this almost freezing water for the whole night for money?” Birbal said, “I think so.” Birbal told that he can find such a man who can stand in this water for the whole night for money. Akbar couldn’t believe, so he accepted the challenge and said that he would give one thousand gold coins to that man. Next day Birbal brought a man who was very poor and thin. He told the King that that man would stand in that water. “Good” the King said and sent him to that pond. Because he did not believe this, so he sent some guards too to see whether he was really standing in that almost freezing water for the whole night. The man went away. Next day the man came back to claim his prize. Akbar asked his guards about the whole thing and they said, “Yes Huzoor, he stood there the whole night.” Akbar asked that man, “Just tell me how did you stand in that cold water the whole water?” The man said, “There was a lamp post at some distance. I just gazed at it for the whole night. Heat of that lamp was my only hope.” Akbar refused to give him his prize saying that since he got the heat from that lamp, he was not in the cold water absolutely. Hearing this, the man got very disappointed and went away. When Birbal heard this, he didn’t like it. Next day he didn’t come in the court. Akbar got worried about him and send his men to bring him to the court. The men went to his house and came back with the message that Birbal was cooking his Khichadee and only after eating that he will come to the court. One hour passed, two hours passed, several hours passed. Evening fell, but there was no sign of Birbal. Now Akbar got impatient, and got ready to see him himself. So he went to Birbal’s house. What he sees, that Birbal is sitting in a room, fire was burning and a pot was hung about 8-10 feet higher than the fire. The King asked, “Birbal what are you doing?” Birbal replied, “Huzoor I am cooking my Khichadee.” Hearing this King and his people laughed loudly. Akbar said to him, “Birbal you can’t cook your Khichadee in this way. It is not getting enough heat to be cooked.” Birbal said, “If that man can get the heat from such a distance to keep him enough warm to stand in this cold water for the whole night, then why my Khichadee can’t be cooked in this way?” King understood, and returned to his palace. Next day he called that man and gave his prize to him. *Khichadee is an Indian dish, made of rice and split green beans mixed normally in equal amount with some salt. Normally people eat it in lunch in dysentery. It is supposed to be light food.