Demoted at Work (Tables)

By Cynthia Kong on August 9, 2018 at 8:17am

DEMOTED AT WORK

Has an employee ever been demoted at your company?

COMPANY SIZE

20-49 employees 50-99 employees 100-249 employees 250-499 employees 500-999 employees 1,000+ employees
Yes 42% 45% 54% 48% 77% 91%
No 58% 55% 46% 52% 23% 9%

Have you ever been demoted?

GENDER MALE GENDER FEMALE AGE 18-34 AGE 35-54 AGE 55+
Yes 19% 7% 22% 10% 3%
No 81% 93% 78% 90% 97%

What did you do in response to the demotion?

GENDER MALE GENDER FEMALE AGE 18-34 AGE 35-54 AGE 55+
Quit my job 55% 40% 64% 34% 0%
Tried to handle the news as gracefully as possible 50% 49% 58% 35% 43%
Got upset and lost interest in work 49% 41% 57% 30% 12%
Focused on excelling in the new position 42% 37% 38% 42% 79%

(Respondents who said they have been demoted. Multiple responses allowed.)

Source: OfficeTeam surveys of more than 300 HR managers and more than 1,000 workers in the United States

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