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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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One in six have a ‘second job’ to make ends meet

One in six Brits has a second job to make ends meet, new research has shown. A study, of 2,000 adults revealed the incredible extent to which many people are struggling to keep their heads above water. It found one in six workers – or around six million people – have taken on a second [...]


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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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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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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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Thirsty Work – plumbers are the biggest tea drinkers

Plumbers drink more tea than any other profession, a study has revealed – researchers found plumbers drink an average of almost 18 cups of tea while on the job each week – around 3-4 each day. One in two plumbers even said they think they concentrate and work better if they have a cup of [...]


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Mum Memory – 26 ‘little jobs’ on mum’s checklist every morning (Infographic)

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The average busy mum’s morning regularly involves remembering 26 tasks – including  school dinner money, brushing the kids’ teeth and keeping medical appointments, research has revealed. A study found the typical mother also has to be on top of everything from organising drinks and snacks, to packing PE kit and ensuring homework is delivered on [...]


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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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Juggling- one in ten now working a second career

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With the recession still biting, research has shown that one in ten people are now working a second job in addition to their main career. The study also found that those who take on secondary work reap the benefits of, on average, an extra £6347 a year. A massive half of all Brits are considering [...]


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