Results from a new survey reveal that estate agents are the UK’s most stressed professionals.
The survey, conducted by Boundless, the events and experiences club for public sector workers, shows that broadcasters were the second most stressed profession at 80 per cent, whilst police officers also feel the pressure in third place at 67 per cent.
“But there is a lot that can be done to help staff feel happier. Our survey, for instance, showed spending time with family or having a day out at the weekend went a long way to making people feel happier in life and in work.
The Boundless Happiness Survey aimed to uncover the secrets to happiness by finding out who is happy, both at home and at work, what makes them feel good about themselves and what makes them stressed.
Half of public sector staff polled in the survey said they were stressed – and 12 per cent ticked ‘very stressed’.
The five most stressed professions
- Estate agent – 86 per cent
- Broadcasters – 80 per cent
- Police officer – 67 per cent
- Chef – 63 per cent
- Recruiters – 60 per cent
- Brits get stressed 5.4 times each week, on average.
- Broadcasters feel stressed 11.6 times each week, the highest number of any profession.
- Public sector workers get stressed on average 6.2 times a week – the figure in the private sector was 4.6.
- Estate agents feel ‘very stressed’ more than any other profession, at 43 per cent.
- Police officers feel ‘stressed’ more than any other profession, at 58 per cent.
- Those working in sports and leisure were the least stressed, with 40 per cent stating they are ‘not stressed’ or ‘not stressed at all’.