More Indians find working in US less stressfull than here, finds a survey

While a majority says they plan to retire in India, respondents overwhelmingly agree that the US is the land of opportunity

hidden October 21, 2015 15:25:12 IST
More Indians find working in US less stressfull than here, finds a survey

Washington: A majority of Indians who live in the US and send money home say they are overqualified for their jobs here and find their US workplace to be less stressful compared to workplaces in India, according to the findings of a survey.

More Indians find working in US less stressfull than here finds a survey

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While a majority says they plan to retire in India, respondents overwhelmingly agree that the US is the land of opportunity, according to the survey of nearly 500 people from India who live in the US and send money home.

According to the survey, carried out by international money transfer firm Transfast, some 83 percent of respondents say they have more skills than required by their jobs in the US and 62 percent describe their workplace in the country as less stressful than the ones they'd experienced in India.

"People who come here for work are playing vital economic roles by contributing to the US economy and also adding to the GDP of their home country when they send money back to family and friends," Transfast CEO Samish Kumar said.

While 64 percent of respondents say they earn what they expected, around 61 percent say they work longer hours than anticipated to earn that income, with 60 percent saying they work more than 40 hours a week.

Only 39 percent of respondents say they work less than expected. Still, the vast majority (83 percent) agrees that their job offers more opportunities for growth, compared with jobs in India, the survey results said.

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