Report released looking into average Brit’s work life

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AAT: ‘With careers having such a big impact on our lives, it’s important to make sure that we are in the right one’.

Looking onto the average Brit’s work life, a recent report has found that many admit to considering quitting their job around 16 times a year.

The AAT study shows that the average worker puts in 34 hours and 26 minutes of work a week, totalling 1,795 hours a year, and 84,365 hours in the course of their career.

According to the data, a life of working will also lead to approximately three months off sick, with workers typically taking 94 days off work unwell.

Looking at those who have to commute, the average worker travels 94,450 miles to and from their workplace, spending 13,356 hours in transit.

Rachel Kellett, Head of Qualifications and Product Development at AAT, said, “The impact our jobs have on our lives spreads far beyond the workplace, taking in days of commuting and thousands of pounds of expense claims, not to mention the impressive number of tea rounds and cheeky office liaisons we might become entangled in.

“With careers having such a big impact on our lives, it’s important to make sure that we are in the right one.”

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Interestingly, the average worker hasn’t changed jobs in the last six years with thoughts of starting again in a completely new career crossing minds as many as 10 times a year.

However, the majority believe that it is officially too late to change career past the age of 47.

Rachel added, “It’s easy to look at these figures and get the impression that working life can become something of a grind, resulting in a carousel of commuting, overtime and cups of tea. “It’s important to make sure you are happy with your career. If you’re not, considering retraining could help make you more content.

“Despite what some people might think, you can make a change at any point in your life – we have people studying finance qualifications while in their 70s.”

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