Pssst: fancy a fake resignation?

A survey shows that Hong Kong finance professionals are more likely to tender their resignation to gain a pay rise than their Asian peers. And that it is highly likely to work.

If you’re reading this in Hong Kong I suggest you stop and hand in your resignation you have a 78% chance of getting a pay rise.

That is the key finding in a survey conducted by eFinancialCareers, the recruitment group, which polled nearly 8,761 finance professionals globally.

And the upshot appears to be that, in a city where eager passersby can in some districts lap up fake goods at a bargain price, a fake resignation can also help your wallet.

The survey shows that more finance professionals in Hong Kong 22% out of 566 polled have tendered their resignation merely in an effort to...

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