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Raven Master and Swan Marker – some of Britain’s most unusual jobs

Experts have revealed a list of the most unusual jobs in Britain – with raven master, swan marker and tea tester all making the top ten. The bizarre roles, many of which have existed for hundreds of years, emerged following research into the weird and wonderful nature of modern employment in Britain. Other odd jobs [...]


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Crashing computers and phone calls at 4.59pm – biggest office bugbears

Being copied in to emails that don’t concern you and the phone ringing at one minute to five have been named as the biggest office bugbears, a study has revealed. Researchers revealed other common complaints of the nation’s work force include the air con making the office too cold, colleagues speaking loudly on the phone and [...]


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One in five have missed job or grad scheme because of qualifications

One in six adults admit they are ‘embarrassed’ by their lack of education, research has revealed. A detailed report found 54% regret not working harder at school, and worry they will not reach the career highs they may well have done had they put in more effort. It also emerged that 47% have taken action [...]


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Majority of parents are ‘pushing’ children towards careers

Six in ten parents admit to trying to push their child down a particular career route, it has been revealed. Researchers found that parents are trying to influence their child’s career or education plans, with many admitting it’s to try and convince them to follow the path they wish they had taken. Other reasons for [...]


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Need a break from work? Wait until you’re 38…

If you’re considering taking a sabbatical from the stresses and strains of modern life, 38 is the ideal age to do it, a study has found. Researchers found as you approach your forties, this is the time when you are financially secure and established enough in your career that you can afford to take an [...]


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Secretly hating Secret Santa – one in five have ‘fallen out’ over a gift

One in five workers have fallen out with a colleague – over the office ‘Secret Santa’, it has been revealed. Researchers found that workers have been left ‘upset’ or ‘embarrassed’ after being handed an unsuitable or inappropriate gift by a colleague. And more than one in ten even went so far as to say they [...]


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15% of workers lose over 6 days of holiday each year (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Millions of workers are losing at least six days of their annual leave because they are too worried about losing their jobs or looking bad in front of their boss to take the time off, a study has revealed. Researchers found that fears about showing a lack of commitment to the job, being made redundant [...]


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Crashing computers and credit-stealing colleagues – what makes us angry at work

Colleagues taking credit for our work, the computer crashing and rude clients or customers have been named as the things which get us hot under the collar at work, it has been revealed. Researchers found that 51% of Brits often have fiery moments in the workplace, even over small things such as whose turn it [...]


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Builders are the nation’s healthiest workers – nurses surprisingly suffer

Britain’s builders are the healthiest workers in the country, according to new research. The surprising findings emerged in a study of 2,000 employees, which analysed the food choices, lifestyle habits, fitness levels and working environments of people across a wide range of sectors. It found that, on the whole, people working within the construction industry [...]


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9 to skive – typical worker spends ONE HOUR a day on non work-related tasks

The typical worker now spends an hour-a-day carrying out non work-related tasks at their desk, it has been revealed. Researchers found online banking, replying to personal emails, searching for holidays and even shopping or browsing for new clothes on the internet account for the majority of the sixty minutes spent on personal admin each day. [...]


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