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Revealed: tradespeople in this profession are happiest in life

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Revealed: tradespeople in this profession are happiest in life
Sam Bromley

Sam Bromley

12 June 2018

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Tradespeople in this profession definitely don’t get that sinking feeling at work, according to new research.

And what’s more, tradespeople in general are some of the most contented workers in the country. Read on for all the details.

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55% of workers in this trade are happy in life

Research from experiences company Boundless has revealed that plumbers are the happiest people in the country.

As part of their Happiness Index, Boundless surveyed employees across the country. They asked questions about their feelings on work and life in general.

A whopping 55 per cent of plumbers said they were ‘very happy’ in life. What’s even more astounding is that not one plumber questioned for the survey said they were unhappy in their job.

Ian Holmes-Lewis, from Boundless, said that plumbers ranked highly for quality of sleep and physical activity, too.

And with 64 per cent of plumbers 'trying new experiences often', Holmes-Lewis said: “Making the most of life outside of work can have a big impact.”

Are tradespeople happier than office workers?

Plumbers may have ranked top of the table, but builders seem to be the second happiest workers. 38 per cent said they were ‘very happy’ in life, which marks tradespeople as some of the happiest in the country.

At the other end of the spectrum, 42 per cent of advertising employees said they were unhappy in life – could it be that sitting behind a desk and working for someone else contributes to feeling discontent?

Separate research published last year revealed that construction workers enjoy their work so much, 76 per cent of you don’t get the ‘Sunday night dread’ feeling before heading into work Monday.

Does all this chime with you plumbers and tradespeople out there? Let us know in the comments below.

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