There is nothing worse than spending your Sunday evening dreading the following morning. Monday’s are notorious for being the worst day of the week, but it appears not everyone feels that way about it. They say when you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life and that seems to be the case for plumbers all across Britain. They’ve been named the happiest workers in Britain.
According to research undertaken by experiences firm Boundless, plumbers are living the happiest lives of all professions here in the UK.
Following closely behind, 38% of builders class themselves as happy. This means that the top two places on the happiness index are filled by trade professions.
55% of plumbers said they were “very happy” in life, with not a single plumber surveyed classing themselves as “unhappy”. In comparison, the most miserable employees are those working in advertising, with a staggering 42% said to be unhappy.
Is it really any surprise that it is those working in the trades industry are the happiest? Part of an industry they worked hard to get into, many set their own working hours and rates of pay. They are meeting new people on a regular basis and no two days are ever the same. Most importantly maybe, they work hard and produce excellent work resulting in happy clients and happy plumbers.
Ian Holmes-Lewis of Boundless said:
“Plumbers are clearly happy people. Perhaps being their own boss plays a part in that, especially as builders and property developers were high on the list as well. But plumbers also ranked highly for quality of sleep and physical activity.”
Plumbing is one of the oldest professions in the world, and this may well be the reason for it.