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Nearly 70% of people are completely miserable at work and 1 in 2 think about quitting their jobs on a daily basis.
Research from a leading recruitment website shows that nearly 70%* of people hate their job and a shocking 43% of people go as far as saying they dread waking up in the morning. Surprisingly, hospitality workers, despite the long hours and stressful reputation, are the happiest and most passionate about their work.

The survey, conducted by shows that over 49% of hospitality workers thoroughly enjoy their job, with only 23% admitting to the occasional thought of changing sectors and only 19% claiming to not feel any job satisfaction.

The results show the various job sectors and the percentage of people who are not only happy with their career, but feel genuinely dedicated and enthusiastic about their job;

1) Hospitality – 49.16% of hospitality workers are happy with their job

2) Health Sector - 48.89%
3) Charity - 34.06%
4) Education - 30.88%
5) Care/Social work - 29.92%
5) Forces/Police - 28.57%
6) Skilled (designer/electrician) - 20.43%
7) Sales (phone/door2door) - 16.98%
8) Labour - 11.00%
9) Office-based - 10.01%
10) Retail - 7.17%

Ian Burke from, a leading hospitality recruitment website, says he is not surprised by the findings;

“Hospitality employee’s work extremely hard, especially at this time of year and it’s fair to say the industry is rarely associated with passion or fun. For us, these results just confirm what we see every day; that hospitality workers really do love their jobs.” has launched a series of satirical viral’s, called ‘Little Gordon’ and can be found at They provide an over-the-top, yet humorous portrayal of life within the hospitality industry. ‘Little Gordon’, the 9 year old chef fully encompasses the discipline, passion and commitment of workers within the sector.

The second viral has launched this week and can be found at It has already received 57,035 views. The first viral, released two weeks ago has received almost 135,000 views so far, on YouTube alone.

Ian Burke continues;

“The levels of positive feedback for the viral ads have been incredible, with many people enjoying seeing the light-hearted side to the industry. I hope Little Gordon and the latest statistics will bring a whole new, much-deserved reputation to the hospitality sector.”

The results, from over 4,300 participants, show that people within the hospitality sector are happier at work than those in sectors such as health care, charity and education; industries that require dedication to the lives of others and are considered to be the most fulfilling sector to work in.

*66% of workers are unhappy with their current job.



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About ( is the UK's leading hospitality recruitment website.

The site carries over 20,000 vacancies for hospitality professionals looking for a career in top hotels, restaurants, contract catering, pubs and bars - from around 500 employers at any one time. is part of Totaljobs Group, the UK’s largest and fastest growing online recruitment company, comprising 10 job board businesses, which between them carry over 300,000 jobs, and attract over 3.3 million jobseekers who generate 2 million applications every month.
These recruitment websites are,,,,,,,, and

Totaljobs Group Ltd is owned by Reed Elsevier Group plc, a FTSE 100 company employing 35,000 people globally, and one of the world's largest publishing and information companies

To find out more about Totaljobs Group go to

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