More than 40% of Liverpool workers hate their jobs – with marketing and legal topping the list

Latest study from independent job site CV-Library places Liverpool in seventh place in a league table of UK worker unhappiness with marketing and legal workers the most miserable. Tony McDonough reports

A significant number of Liverpool workers hate their jobs, according to CV-Library’s research

 

More than 40% of workers in Liverpool are unhappy in their jobs and 95% of those people are looking for a new job, a survey reveals.

The latest study from independent job site CV-Library places Liverpool in seventh place in a league table of UK worker unhappiness with marketing and legal workers the most miserable.

Cardiff heads the table with 55.6% dissatisfaction, followed by Edinburgh, Bournemouth, Glasgow Bristol, Newcastle and then Liverpool on 43.2%. Birmingham, Nottingham and London make up the top 10.

In terms of sectors across the UK, marketing had the highest levels of unhappiness at 57.1% followed by legal, hospitality accounting, IT, recruitment, engineering, charity, agriculture and retail.

The survey found that 72% of people in Liverpool have had a job that made them miserable at some point in their career.  Respondents were also asked to share the feelings they had because of a job making them miserable.

The top emotions they experienced were anger (46.5%) boredom (44.2%), fatigue (41.9%) and sadness (34.9%). 

Many workers are so unhappy they are ready to quit, says the research

 

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said: “Your career is your own and you should treat it as such. We spend too much time at work to not enjoy what we do, so if your job is making you miserable, it’s time to do something about it.

“If you’ve experienced anger, boredom, judgement or any other negative emotions as a result of your job it’s time to shake it up, or call it quits.”

Mr Biggins offered the following advice to this unhappy in their roles:

  • Talk to your boss – when facing problems at work, the first port of call should be your manager. Talk to them about the negative feelings. Failing that, your HR department is another handy resource.
  • Shake things upIf your workload has become monotonous it could be time to inject some creativity. Try taking different approaches to your workload, learn new skills or take on new projects. 
  • Know when to call it quits – if you’ve spoken to your boss, tried everything you can to shake up your workload and you’re still experiencing negative feelings, it could be time to call it quits.
  • Search smart – when conducting your job search be sure to look for businesses with a great company culture, who offer the best packages and whose job roles sound exciting and fulfilling. Research each company thoroughly beforehand.

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