So who is really happy at work? The General Social Survey by the National Organisation for Research at the University of Chicago found the 10 happiest and 10 most hated jobs. According to the results members of the clergy have the happiest calling, followed by fire-fighters and physical therapists. On the flip side it seems that directors of IT, directors of sales and electronics technicians aren’t skipping to the office every morning.

I tend to take these things with a grain of salt. Any job is what you make of it – attitude, elbow grease and a good measure of chutzpah will get you anywhere. But if you’re in the market for a career change maybe you should avoid positions selling software to grumpy geeks and dodgy circuit board repairmen… just in case. And stay on the lookout for any fire-fighter chaplains who give killer massages – they might just be the happiest person you ever meet!

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Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts is founder of Red Rose Consulting; business leader and educator; author and speaker; adviser on marketing, creative thinking and leadership.


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