Workers want to do something "different"

15-07-2008

Workers want to do something
Many employees in the UK desire a career that is more unique than other, more conventional jobs, one expert has said.

According to Andrew Dunnett, director of the Vodafone Group Foundation, and Samantha Morton, Oscar nominated actress and charity supporter, many people in Britain are searching for an opportunity to work in a position that is dissimilar to the normal nine to five office hours.

Ms Morton stated: "I think a lot of people do want to do something different but they feel they can't, because of what society requests from us really."

Research from the Vodafone Group Foundation has revealed that six million employees feel extreme dissatisfaction in their workplace and only 63 per cent of workers feel fulfilled by their role.

According to Ms Morton, many people are discontented in their job because they work "ridiculously long hours" and there is "a lot of stress placed on workers".

Vodafone's World of Difference campaign offers four employees the chance to work abroad for charity for a year.

Related categories: Charities / Voluntary.


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