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Mancunians lead the way in job dissatisfaction but help is at hand


Do you love your job? A lot of you don't according to a recent survey of 1000 people which found that the Manchester workforce is one of the unhappiest in the UK.

But help is at hand.

In the survey, over a third (37%) of Mancunians stated that they are not happy in their job and nearly half (45%) admitted they have thought about leaving their current company within the last three months.

The nationwide survey looking in to the country’s attitudes towards work also revealed that Manchester employees (61%) yearned for a better work/life balance more so than any other city or region in the UK (50% in East Anglia, 54% in the South West).

Manchester is also behind the rest of the UK in working culture with just a third (35%) of companies in the city offering their staff the option to work flexibly, a stark comparison to London (43%) and Yorkshire (45%).

Locals would like to see more job roles offering flexible working as an option with two thirds (66%) admitting they would be more productive if they were allowed to work remotely when suitable.

So if you're one of the those who is thinking of a better life with a new job, you could check out an innovative workshop happening on Saturday designed to find you the work-life happiness you crave.

'How to find work I love' at Manchester's Craft and Design Centre is run by coach Emily Johnsson. Her approach is less about how good your CV is or what you should wear for an interview and more about looking at you, what makes you happy, what motivates you and how to match that with a job you can do.

'How to find work I love', Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Sat 10 October, 10am - 4pm, £30

Survey conducted by Powwownow.

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