Brits are miserable at work but enjoy their love lives

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figure_holding_happy_sad_signs_1600_wht_10227That’s according to data compiled by Eurostat.

UK workers were the 4th unhappiest in Europe just behind Germans, Bulgarians and Greeks.

This might explain our low productivity rates with long hours and high sickness absence rates.

Managers are seen as poor having been promoted because they were good at their previous job rather than for their potential.

On the other hand almost 60% of us said we were happy with our love lives and personal relationships with fewer than 10% very dissatisfied. That put us into 3rd place behind the Irish and the Austrians.

Overall our life satisfaction scores were about average with the Nordic countries, as usual, occupying the top spots.



3 thoughts on “Brits are miserable at work but enjoy their love lives

    info4u2bu said:
    July 6, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Reblogged this on ulearn2bu.

    Companies keen for staff to get fit « Biz Psycho said:
    August 14, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    […] Sickness absence is a major problem in the UK and any efforts to improve the health of employees is to be welcomed. Their is only so much employers can do however. […]

    Psychology Hub said:
    September 10, 2015 at 9:24 am

    I think this could be explained by the attitude we tend to have in the U.K where we encourage the idea that it is more important to have a stable Job with regular pay, instead of pursuing a career that we may love which may not be as prosperous or stable. I can imagine similar findings to be found in other western societies such as the USA.

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