They say if you love your job, you never have to work a day in your life. To find out if that’s true, just ask any of the number of Brits who truly enjoy their occupations. According to a new survey from CareerBuilder.co.uk, 43 per cent of British workers say they like their jobs and 26 per cent go so far as to say they love them. Nearly a quarter (24 per cent) feel mediocre about their jobs, and a mere seven percent actively dislike or hate their jobs.
The ability to balance work and personal time may play into Brits’ ability to enjoy their jobs. The majority of British workers (62 per cent) say they are either satisfied or very satisfied with their work-life balance. Only 17 per cent report dissatisfaction with their work-life balance.
Happy as they may be in their jobs, however, workers aren’t immune to feelings of burnout. Two thirds of workers (66 per cent) say they sometimes feel burned out in their jobs, and 1 in 10 say they always do.
“Burnout is natural and can happen to even the most dedicated workers at the best of employers,” says Scott Helmes, Managing Director of CareerBuilder UK. “For most workers it’s a passing phase, but when employees start to feel as if they are burned out all the time, it can start to affect their work and in some cases, the business overall.”