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A third of employees unhappy at work

Published: Thursday, 06 September 2007   Category: Life after graduation

Almost a third of UK employees are unhappy in their job, a new survey has reveled.

According to the figures, compiled by Learn Direct, 31 per cent of workers wish they were doing another job.

Because of their unhappiness in their profession, more than a fifth claimed they had trouble sleeping and one-in-ten say they 'comfort spend' their money to make themselves happier.

Most people (33 per cent) felt that job progression would improve their regard for their work and a quarter claimed that the root cause of their displeasure was a lack of meaningful wages.

Commenting on the figures, psychologist and behavioural expert Donna Dawson said: "We all have a moan now and again about our jobs, but when the dissatisfaction starts to negatively impact on our lives it's time to take action."

Learn Direct claim that unhappy workers cost their firms up to £40 million a day because they are often unproductive.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18270664-ADNFCR

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