Gripe hour can last a third of the year!


WE spend 106 days of our lives moan­ing to friends and fam­ily about WORK, says a new study.

Gripes in­clude long hours, low pay and a night­mare boss, with the av­er­age worker whing­ing for more than 14 min­utes ev­ery day.

Those who work in beauty, con­struc­tion and health­care drone on the most at the end of a hard day’s work.

And those in law, me­dia and real es­tate com­plain the least, the study by sofa spe­cial­ist DFS found.

On av­er­age, women off­load their wor­ries to loved ones for 16 mins a day and men for just 13 mins.

Most pop­u­lar moans in­clude pay (45 per cent), dead­lines (42%) and com­mut­ing (24%).

Other is­sues in­clude hours, bosses and self-con­fi­dence.

Al­most one in 10 com­plain about tak­ing work home or be­ing bom­barded with emails on their phone out­side of­fice hours.

The amount of time spent moan­ing about work is al­most the same across the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors.

And work­ers in the North East moan the most, at 24mins a day, with those in the West Mid­lands the least – at just un­der 10mins.

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