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Childcare tops job satisfaction list

Workers in health care and education are reportedly the least satisfied when it comes to mental health

Childcare has been named as the sector with the highest overall job satisfaction in a survey conducted by the commercial property firm Savoy Stewart.

The research analysed 4,000 professionals from 20 different sectors before rating their general satisfaction on a points-based index.

While childcare received an overall of 239 points, hospitality came in last with just 83 job satisfaction points. 

The study also found that workers in both the health care and education sectors are the least satisfied when it comes to mental health, scoring -92 and -82 points respectively.

Moreover, toxic cultures are reportedly most apparent in marketing, digital media and technology roles.

Lee Chambers, psychologist and wellbeing consultant, told Savoy Stewart: “While our work is important, nothing is more important than our health and long-term happiness. 

“For that reason, healthy boundaries are vital and reduce the impact that work has on other areas of your life. Starting to look for a positive work environment will fuel you by showing it’s possible to have a balanced life, and you are boosted by the fact you are taking action.”

He added: “When it comes to a toxic workplace, these are the tips I suggest to my clients: Stay focused on the important goals, and distance yourself from the gossip and blaming. By not participating, you are not adding your fuel to the fire.”

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