Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Indice de Felicidad Laboral

He leido en muchos lados de como ser un artesano es mucho mejor que ser un profesionista ultimamente. Este es el primer estudio que leo que comprueba esas teorias. Los estilistas son de los más felices con su trabajo en Inglaterra. Y por comparación los arquitectos son los más infelices... shitty world eh?

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Hairdressers are cutting it in the league table happiest jobs

Britain ’s vocational workers particularly hairdressers - are far more likely than their white-collar counterparts to go to work with a smile on their face and a spring in their step.

According to the City & Guilds Happiness Index, which is compiled annually to track the satisfaction of the country’s workforce, almost a fifth (18 per cent) of vocational workers are extremely happy 3 with their jobs, giving their careers ten out of ten on the happiness scale, compared to 10 per cent of white-collar workers. And of those who have taken a vocational path, 81 per cent say they have absolutely no regrets – an increase of 10 per cent compared to 2004 figures.

A sympathetic ear and a skilful way with a pair of scissors are the tools of the trade for those who are truly content at work. Hairdressers top the happiness league with 40 per cent claiming to be extremely happy in their job. While head and shoulders above the rest, hot on their heels are other happy vocational contenders with chefs, beauticians and plumbers in third, fourth and fifth place respectively.

For those workers who take the academic route, dog collars rather than white collars, bring the most satisfaction - almost a quarter of clergy (24 per cent) are very happy with their jobs.

However, not everyone is whistling while they work. Bottom of the league table are civil servants (three per cent) and architects (two per cent).

un poco acerca de la metodología del estudio:

Methodology: The research was undertaken by The Survey Shop in February 2005 and is based on a sample of 1,249 employees – 632 in academic professions and 617 in vocational occupations.

Vocational workers include skilled practitioners and craftsmen and craftswomen such as beauticians, builders, butchers, care assistants, chefs, DJs, electricians, florists, fitness instructors, hairdressers, interior designers, mechanics, plumbers, secretaries and travel agents.

1. White collar workers include accountants, architects, bankers, chartered engineers, civil engineers, estate agents, health care professionals, IT professionals, lawyers, media, ministers, pharmacists, scientists, social workers and teachers.
2. Extremely happy constitutes those who rated their level of happiness as 10 out of 10. Respondents were asked to grade their level of happiness on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being very unhappy and 10 being very happy

The City and Guilds of London Institute

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