People always say they don't know what they'd do in a desperate situation until actually placed into it. Today's economic crisis is no exception. A new survey by Randstad USA shows that almost three in four employees would go to lengths to protect their jobs.

Check it out, below: How far employees are willing to go to impress their boss in order to create more job security

Gen Y
age 18-34
Gen X
35-44
Boomers
45-54
Matures
55+
Would do something to impress their boss 80% 72% 68% 62%
Take on additional work/responsibilities 65% 56% 50% 53%
Work overtime 51% 49% 46% 35%
Stay late/come in early to show extra face time 48% 40% 29% 22%
Socialize with my boss out of the office 28% 15% 6% 4%
Do personal favors (run errands) 17% 10% 5% 8%


While employees seem willing to go to great lengths to impress their boss, they draw the line at taking a paycut; only 4% of respondents said they would take a pay cut to ensure job security. Some were willing to take on added responsibilities; 63% of women said they would take on more work while 52% of men said they would.

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