Nearly two out of three respondents are not satisfied with their earnings, and every fourth declares that they definitely have a problem with negotiating remuneration – according to the latest study by Głos Pisany Szminką.
As much as 45 percent respondents devote more time to work per week than expected on a full-time basis, and 41 percent works more than a year ago. Additionally, it turns out that most respondents who run their own business perceive the current legal and tax regulations as a blockage – according to the report “Businesswoman of the Year: Poland and Entrepreneurship 2023”, which was prepared on the occasion of the 15th edition of the Success Pisany Szminką Businesswoman of the Year competition.
A drop in earnings among ⅓ of women, and 64 percent satisfied with income
The latest report “Businesswoman of the Year: Polish Women and Entrepreneurship 2023” shows that, due to inflation, earnings are 18%. respondents decreased significantly, 12%. – slightly, and every third one did not change. The earnings of every fourth respondent increased slightly, and only 2%. have increased significantly. As much as 64 percent respondents declare that their earnings are not satisfactory for them (35 percent – definitely not, 29 percent – rather not). Only every third respondent participating in the study is satisfied with her earnings.
Only every third respondent has no difficulties in negotiating earnings
The survey results indicate that as many as 58 percent respondents admit that they have problems with talking about earnings at work, e.g. negotiating salary (26 percent – definitely yes, 32 percent – rather yes). Nearly every third respondent declares that they have no problem raising the topic of remuneration at work (10% – definitely not, 22% – probably not).
– Poles often have a problem talking about money, we have been taught that it is a sign of materialism and pettiness. We also have a stereotype that economics and finance are typically male topics – and this can be seen in the responses of the participants of the survey accompanying the 15th edition of the Businesswoman of the Year competition. Most respondents admit that they have problems with negotiating salary. It’s high time we got rid of this harmful belief – for a job well done, we deserve fair remuneration and talking about it should not be difficult for any of us –says Izabela Tworzydło, Director of the Corporate Communication Department of BNP Paribas Bank, partner of the Female Champion of Change category.
Two out of five respondents work more than a year ago
The survey results indicate that working more than a full-time job is not uncommon. As much as 45 percent respondents spend more than 40 hours a week at work. Only 36 percent respondents work between 30 and 40 hours. Year by year we work more and more – it turns out that as many as 22 percent spends much more time on work than a year ago, and 19 percent works a bit more. More than ⅓ (36%) of respondents work the same amount of time, and only 16% fewer respondents work than a year ago.
Three out of four surveyed entrepreneurs see a major block in the current regulations
The survey participants who already run their own businesses were asked whether they felt the current legal and tax regulations were a major blockage. As much as 52 percent respondents answered this question “definitely yes”, and 24 percent – “probably yes.” This means that in total, over ¾ of the surveyed entrepreneurs see limitations in the currently applicable legal and tax regulations. Only 14 percent respondents do not perceive the current regulations as a difficulty.
– The results of our study indicate that every fourth respondent running a business can count on financial support from her relatives. This is encouraging, although at the same time as much as 47 percent surveyed entrepreneurs cannot count on this type of help from their loved ones. “Difficult times create strong people, strong people create good times” – this sentence very well illustrates the contemporary image of Polish women’s entrepreneurship, who, despite difficulties, present us with their extremely interesting and innovative projects every year– adds Olga Kozierowska, the originator of the Success Pisany Lipstick Businesswoman of the Year competition.