Nearly half of travel agents are dissatisfied with their job, according to research by Learndirect Careers Advice.
The Learndirect results showed that 42% of agents were unhappy in their work and put of 20 job sectors surveyed, only IT specialists were less satisfied with their job than agents.
Across the nation nearly a third (31%) of British workers were also miserable in their office with many stating that being in a ‘dead end’ job through a lack of career progression and challenges was the biggest reason.
Of the 1,000 people surveyed, 25% said poor salaries and perks such as holidays were an issue and 23% said they spent too much time behind a desk with no opportunity to meet new people.
Interestingly, more than a third (38%) of workers in the UK waste on average 25 minutes each day doing things other than work including chatting to friends, day dreaming, surfing the net and looking for a new job.
Most satisfied professions
3 Media professionals
6 Estate agents
8 Healthcare professionals
15 Fitness instructors
17 Civil servants
19 Travel agents
20 IT specailists
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