As we approach the end of the year, a time when many professionals begin to get itchy feet about their jobs, new research from CV-Library reveals that over a third (39.7%) of Brits confess to disliking their current job.
The leading job site conducted a survey of 1,100 workers, to find out how many people enjoyed their role and found that almost two thirds (63.2%) of those who dislike their job think about quitting every day. What’s more, the survey uncovered the areas across the UK where professionals disliked their jobs the most:
- Sheffield – 56.7% dislike their current job
- Liverpool – 51.6% dislike their current job
- Brighton – 50% dislike their current job
- Bristol – 48% dislike their current job
- Southampton – 47.1% dislike their current job
- Newcastle – 44.4% dislike their current job
- Nottingham – 42.9% dislike their current job
- Manchester – 41.9% dislike their current job
- Bournemouth – 41% dislike their current job
- Edinburgh – 40.6% dislike their current job
Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, comments: “As we approach the end of the year, many workers begin to consider whether it’s time for a career change, perhaps even making work-based resolutions for the year ahead. While this can be beneficial for businesses, for example if an employee’s career goals are to exceed their targets or to gain a promotion in their current workplace, it can also have a negative impact if your employees are planning on finding a new job, elsewhere.”
The survey also sought to understand why workers were so unhappy in their current roles, identifying the main cause as feeling undervalued (48.8%). Other reasons include not being in the role they want (47.9%), working at a company with a poor culture (34.8%), being underpaid (29.3%) and being bored at work (28.6%).