If you have six different jobs, one office romance and are late 154 times, you’re the typical employeee. Mr or Miss Average also takes 125 days off sick and goes through ten job interviews before retirement. We also drink 32,396 cups of tea or coffee at our desks and get eight sizable pay rises.
Surprisingly, a survey of 2,000 employees also found we only grumble about the boss 623 times over four decades – or around 14 times a year. Although we have one office romance, we apparently have just three major bust-ups with our colleagues. The unpredictable economic climate also means the average worker will endure at least one period of unemployment or redundancy. He or she is likely to have at least one period during their working life where doctors will sign them off with stress.
Number of different jobs - 6
Number of companies worked at - 6
Pay rises - 12
Major bust ups / arguments - 3
Small disagreements / grumbles - 875
Office romances - 1
Cups of tea / coffee - 45,500
Sick days - 125
Late for work - 188
Periods of unemployment - 1
Job interviews - 10
Periods of serious financial worries - 2
Redundancy - 1
Periods of stress - 3
Relationship strain due to long hours - 2
Signed off work with stress - 1
Financial stability is a big concern for many adults, people still struggle to cope with the rising cost of living. Most will work their way through two long periods of financial worry before seeing light at the end of the tunnel. For 34% of the population, this means finding a second job to make ends meet.
Four in ten admit the demands of their job have had a negative impact on family life and relationships – with the average worker going through a rough patch with their partner at least twice. One third of those polled admitted they sometimes lose the balance between their work and personal life, letting long hours take over. And for 29%, the stress of work and the impact it has had on their personal life has led to them seeking medical help.Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/