Aberystwyth workers the most miserable in the UK

A SURVEY of 2,000 Britons in 30 towns and cities across the UK has found that Aberystwyth residents are the most miserable about their jobs.

The analysis, by conference call company Conference Genie, involved a survey of workers all across the UK to find what makes their Happiness Barometer tick over. The survey included factors such as work/life balance, job satisfaction and pay, as well as whether location plays a role in people’s happiness in the age of mobile working. Aberystwyth from consti

On a scale of one to ten, where one is unhappy and ten is happy, the average British worker rated his or her work-related contentment at a rather pitiful 5.74. Aberystwyth was at the very bottom of the scale, scoring a tiny 3.42 out of ten, while Coventry narrowly missed the unhappy spot with 4.16 out of ten. The city with the happiest workers, with an average rating of 7.25 out of ten, was Plymouth.

One of the key figures to have arisen from Aber is that 63% of workers said that they were born and raised in the town. The report suggests that having spent their lives in the area, maybe it’s time to explore somewhere new and see if the grass truly is greener.

Those working and living in Plymouth revealed quite a different picture of ideal work-life. Of those who responded, 92% said they had an “okay” or “good” work/life balance, with 54% of these working flexible hours.