HAP­PI­NESS ON TAP FOR PLUMBERS

They’re top of work­ers poll

Daily Star - - NEWS - By JAMES CAVEN james.caven@dailystar.co.uk

PLUMBERS are the hap­pi­est work­ers in the coun­try.

They are least likely to get driven round the U-bend, with 55% say­ing they were “very happy” in life.

Builders were the sec­ond chirpi­est on 38%, with mar­ket­ing staff on 36% and taxi and lorry driv­ers on 32%.

The most mis­er­able em­ploy­ees work in ad­ver­tis­ing with 42% say­ing they are un­happy in life.

So­cial work­ers came next, at 22%, po­lice and chefs at 21%, and sports and leisure em­ploy­ees at 20%.

By com­par­i­son, plumbers are al­most all happy in their jobs – with not a sin­gle one ranked “un­happy”.

The Hap­pi­ness In­dex – re­searched by “ex­pe­ri­ences club” Bound­less – cen­tres on feel­ings over life and at work.

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 IT’S NO WRENCH: Plumbers love life also ranked highly for qual­ity of sleep and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity.”

He added: “On top of that, 64% said they of­ten tried new ex­pe­ri­ences, which puts them sec­ond in that ta­ble.

“It shows it is not only the work­place which de­ter­mine how happy peo­ple are in work.

“Mak­ing the most of life out­side of work can have a big im­pact, too.”

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