| Electrician is the
eighth happiest job
22 February 2005
LONDON, England -- Electrician is the
eighth happiest job. Hairdressers are the happiest workers,
while civil servants, social workers and architects are the
unhappiest, a new poll shows.
Two out of five hairdressers said they were extremely happy in
their job, according to a survey of 1,200 employees by UK
qualifications body City & Guilds.
Next in the happiness league were members of the clergy, chefs,
beauticians and plumbers. The poll, released Friday, also showed
that workers were happier than a year ago.
Vocational workers such as builders, electricians, cooks and
hairdressers were happier in their jobs than white collar staff and
felt more appreciated in work.
THE TOP 10
Percentage of workers who said they were happy at
10) Fitness Instructors 18%
Tradesmen and women also had a better social life at work than
white collar employees such as accountants, bankers, estate agents
"Nowadays true job satisfaction and happiness is about fulfilling
your full potential, tapping into your own creativity and feeling
that you can make a difference," says Chris Humphries, director
general of City & Guilds.
"More people than ever are swapping their desk-bound jobs for a
vocation that enables them to be hands-on, use their brains and be
in charge of their own destiny.
"As we spend so much time at work, it's important that we enjoy
what we do and build on the skills that we're good at."