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Plumbers Are The Happiest Workers In Britain

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There is nothing worse than spending your Sunday evening dreading the following morning.

Mondays are notorious for being the worst day of the week, but not everyone feels that way about it. They say when you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life, which 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 live the happiest lives of all professions here in the UK.

Following closely behind, 38% of builders class themselves as happy. Trade professions fill the top two places on the happiness index.

55% of plumbers said they were “very happy” in life, with no 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 any surprise that those working in the trades industry are the happiest?

They’re part of an industry they worked hard to get into, and many set their working hours and rates of pay. They meet new people regularly, and no two days are the same. But, 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.

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All data correct at time of publication.