Many British workers dream of turning their hobby into a career, according to the latest research. Image courtesy of: sxc.hu
British workers dream of turning their weekend hobbies into careers, according to a new survey from training provider Lifeline.
As the festive season winds down and we return to work, British workers seem more intent than ever to turn weekend hobbies into careers.
This is according to a new survey from training provider Lifeline
, which found a significant proportion of workers feeling increasingly disillusioned with the 9 to 5 routine.
The survey reveals a generation of stressed workers; 40 percent of the 2000 Britons surveyed work through their lunch, and an similar proportion work an extra five hours a week.
Just a third of workers stick to their contracted working hours, with over one in 10 working six days per week, and one in three employees regularly checking work emails during their spare time.
One in four have faked being ill in order to take a day off, with Monday being the most likely candidate for “sickies” and lack of motivation cited as the major driving force behind these actions.
Nigel Wallace, development director at Lifetime, said: “Amid the tough economic climate, these findings highlight just how hard the nation is working and, in turn, the importance of pursuing a career that not only motivates and inspires you but one that you enjoy.
“More and more people are reporting an inability to escape work worries."
Over two-thirds (68 percent) of workers reported having a work-related New Year’s resolution for 2012. A fifth of workers hope to change career, with a better work-life balance the main driving force, added Mr Wallace.