More than half of Liverpool office workers hate their job, survey reveals

One of the UK’s biggest job sites, CV-Library, surveyed 1,100 workers across the UK and found that Liverpool had the second-highest rate of job unhappiness, beaten only by Sheffield. Tony McDonough reports

anxiety, stress, pressure, work, office
anxiety, stress, pressure, work, office


More than 50% of office workers in Liverpool dislike their current job – the second highest rate among the UK’s major cities.

CV-Library, one of the UK’s biggest job sites, found that almost 40% of office workers across the country were unhappy in their current role – with two-thirds of those admitting to wanting to quit every day.

Sheffield topped the table of job unhappiness with 56.7 people not liking their role. It was followed by Liverpool at 51.6%; Brighton 50%; Bristol 48%; Southampton 41.1%; Newcastle 44.4%; Nottingham 42.9%; Manchester 41.9%; Bournemouth 41%; and Edinburgh 40.6%.

The survey of 1,100 workers also sought to understand why workers were so unhappy in their current roles, identifying the main cause as feeling undervalued (48.8%).

Other reasons include not being in the role they want (47.9%), working at a company with a poor culture (34.8%), being underpaid (29.3%) and being bored at work (28.6%).

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said: “As we approach the end of the year, many workers begin to consider whether it’s time for a career change, perhaps even making work-based resolutions for the year ahead.

“While this can be beneficial for businesses, for example if an employee’s career goals are to exceed their targets or to gain a promotion in their current workplace, it can also have a negative impact if your employees are planning on finding a new job, elsewhere.

“It’s clear job satisfaction is important to today’s professionals and employers need to ensure they’re doing all they can to meet the needs of their employees. Creating a great company culture is key, but you must also consider ways to keep your workforce engaged and show how much you value them.”

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