Do you have the typical British professional life?
The average professional life is made up of six jobs, nine pay rises, three big bust-ups with colleagues, and one office romance according to a new study from AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians). AAT looked at the experiences people have in the working world and found out that:
Mark Farrar, Chief Executive of AAT said: ‘’Our working lives see many ups and downs as we move up the ladder, deal with new challenges, or change job completely.
‘’It’s revealing to see that the average person will work for at least six different companies over a lifetime, proving that the traditional ‘job for life’ may well be a thing of the past. People should always ensure they take up training opportunities and their skills are up to date so they can be ready if they need to change job.’’
In addition to the other results, AAT’s research also found that 54 per cent of people believe their commitment to work has impacted their relationships and personal lives and over six in ten say trying overly hard to progress has disrupted their work-life balance, with 39 per cent admitting to changing jobs purely to restore it. In fact, 46 per cent say they’d quit a job they’d had for years for better job satisfaction, even if it meant re-training or having to gain new qualifications.
A LIFETIME OF WORK WILL SEE –
1 office romance
Full press release on www.personneltoday.com
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