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40% feel their career choice was a ‘mistake’

One in three Brits are currently working in a profession which was not their first choice career, new research has shown. A study of 2,000 adults saw many admit they made big mistakes in their approach to work, and regret the way their careers have turned out. A study of 2,000 adults nationwide found many [...]


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The Friday feeling – workers officially ‘switch off’ at 2.39pm for the weekend

British workers officially switch off for the weekend at 2.39pm on Friday, it has been revealed. The study of 2,000 office workers found the majority wind things down mentally well before leaving time, with nearly half admitting they take Fridays a lot easier than any other day and many deliberately ignoring calls or messages. A [...]


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A quarter of working mums feel discriminated against by bosses

One in four mums who have returned to work believe they have been subjected to discrimination, either before or after the birth of their child, it has been revealed. Researchers found 51% feel their employers’ and colleagues’ attitude towards them changed when they fell pregnant, while two thirds said things have been ‘difficult’ for them [...]


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Average working adult just 59% happy in current career

The average working adult is 59% happy in their current job role, research has revealed. Researchers asked 2,000 employees to rate their level of contentment at work across 11 key areas, from pay and company perks to relationships with colleagues and the management team. The study found workers are generally happy with their holiday allowance [...]


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Life is harder for young people – and their parents agree

Life is harder for young people now than it was for the previous generation, new research has revealed. A detailed study found a large percentage of under 30s believe life is tougher now than it was for their parents – and they’re suffering as a result. The study showed than an overwhelming 68% of all [...]


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Six jobs, 12 pay rises and one office romance- a lifetime of work

The average adult’s professional life will involve six jobs, 12 pay rises – and one office romance, it has been revealed. The findings emerged in a detailed study of 2,000 British workers which found the average employee will take 89 days off sick, arrive late 154 times and brave a total of ten job interviews. [...]


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Work-shy- millions miss promotions or pay-rises because of shyness

Millions of workers believe they have missed out on pay rises or promotions – because they are too shy, it has been revealed. The figure was unveiled following a study which examined how shyness or a lack of confidence affects us on a daily basis. The research found more than three quarters of adults feel [...]


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66 hours- the workload of the working mum

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Working mums regularly put in a 28-hour week looking after the kids – on top of their full-time job, it has been revealed. Researchers found caring for the children and managing their home, as well as holding down a paid job, ensure mums are on the go for just over 13 hours every weekday. Cooking [...]


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We’re a nation of optimists- just not when it comes to careers

Surprisingly enough, we’re actually a nation of optimists- just not when it comes to work. Despite the fact that the majority of people now opt for a ‘glass half full’ mentality, salary, career prospects and job security were ranked among the aspects of our lives that fill us with dread. Indeed, six in ten people [...]


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‘Vacationitis’- domestic admin dominates our time off work

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The average Brit only gets to enjoy eight days of annual leave each year – because the rest of the time is taken up with ‘domestic admin’, a study has revealed. Despite having a typical allowance of around 24 days a year, researchers found the majority of that time is spent catching up on household [...]


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