If Romania were a company, only 32 percent of Romanian employees would submit their resume, while 42 percent said they would think about applying for a position and 26 percent would not take any such action, according to a poll conducted by BestJobs, one of the biggest recruitment platforms in Romania. Furthermore, if the people ran the company, the first employee they would sack would be the President of Chambers of Deputies, a position currently held by PSD leader Liviu Dragnea.
Of those who would be willing to engage in the Romania SA “company,” only 5 percent would be interested in the President (President of Romania) position, 12 percent in the position of General Manager/CEO (Prime Minister), 3 percent Assistant Manager (Chamber of Deputies president), 5.6 percent as Finance Director (Finance minister), 7.2 percent as Operations Manager/COO (Economy minister) and 7.5 percent as Legal Director (Justice minister).
11.3 percent would submit their resume for the position of Human Resources Director (Labor Minister) and 7.8 percent for the position of Logistics Director (Transport Minister), while the position of Corporate Affairs Manager (Minister of Internal Affairs) is of interest for only 2.2 percent of Romanians, according to the BestJobs survey.
4.7 percent would like the PR Manager (spokesperson) position, and 8.9 percent would be willing to engage in ”the company” on a no-liability position, while 17 percent were not interested in any of the listed items.
What Romanians would do if they led Romania SA
When it comes to priorities, they obviously relate to education, health and infrastructure. Thus, as the CEO of the ”company” Romania SA, the first three things Romanians would do would be to upgrade schools and the education system (30.4 percent of respondents), the modernization of all hospitals and the healthcare system (20.4 percent) and the construction of motorways (13.8 percent).
At the same time, if they were to lead Romania, citizens would take priority measures such as cutting labor taxes (12.4 percent), reducing the number of public servants by half (12.1 percent) and the modernization of the informational system for all the state institutions (6 percent).
Less than 1.5 percent would decide to raise salaries in the public sector or provide new benefits for vulnerable groups.
At the same time, as CEO of Romania SA, the first three employees that Romanians would fire would be: the Assistant Manager (President of the Chamber of Deputies), according to the answers provided by 30.4 percent of respondents, the President (President of Romania) – 13.7 percent and the Legal Director (Minister of Justice) – 13.7 percent.
The other employees who would be dismissed are: Financial Director (Finance Minister) – 8.6 percent, Logistics Director (Transport Minister) – 7.8 percent, Operational Director (Minister of Economy) – 5.9 percent, Human Resources Director (Ministry of Labor) – 9 percent. Only 5 percent of respondents wouldn’t fire anyone, and the rest would fire others.
Over 80 percent of Romanians would rather work abroad
If they had the opportunity, more than eight out of ten Romanians would go to work in another country. Thus, according to the BestJobs survey, 42.1 percent of respondents said they would do so, 43.7 percent say they could do that and only 14.2 percent said they would never leave.
The better quality of life is the main factor that would cause 43 percent of Romanians to leave the country, and better salaries would be the strongest reason for 17 percent of them. Other reasons are the high degree of civilization (14.3 percent), better healthcare or education systems (8.9 percent) or better professional opportunities (5.8 percent).
The main factor that would make them stay in the country is the family, for 28 percent of respondents, or the improvement of some key areas (education / health / infrastructure), for about 22 percent of Romanians. Others would not leave if they could raise their standard of living (14 percent), if they had better personal and professional opportunities (8 percent), or if they would see better overall prospects for the country (8 percent). Only 2 percent would be kept in the country by nationalism.
More than eight out of ten Romanians (about 83 percent) are dissatisfied with the current situation in Romania, and about 10 percent say that they are satisfied, the survey data from BestJobs shows. The other 7 percent are neither satisfied nor dissatisfied. The greatest discontent for four out of ten Romanians is the lack of visionary political leaders who are concerned about the welfare of all citizens. Corruption is also the biggest problem for about a third of Romanians.
In addition, the Romanians are still dissatisfied with the lack of opportunities for satisfactory incomes (7 percent), the instability of the economy, precarious infrastructure, the health and education system, the weak social protection system, the image of the country on the European level.
If we talk about what the Romanians like the most in their country, almost half (46.2 percent) mention Romania’s unique natural beauty. For 12.7 percent of respondents, traditions are the most important, followed by individual freedom (5.8 percent).
In numbers ranging from 3 to 5 percent, Romanians appreciate the high level of safety for citizens, the warmth and hospitality of people, opportunities at the personal or professional level, or incomes that allow a decent living. The situation and prospects of the economy, or the degree of individual happiness, have received rates below 2 percent. At the same time, 12.7 percent do not appreciate anything in the country.
The BestJobs poll was conducted from October 1 to November 12, on a national sample of 1,362 respondents.