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    from http://www.cityandguilds.com/24482.html // http://www.cityandguilds.com/24633.html

    Note that the title "the happiest professions" (taken from their site) is misleading, because they did not survey ALL professions, only 20.

    1 Beauticians
    2 = Hairdressers
    2 = Armed Forces
    4 Catering/chefs
    5 Retail staff
    6 = Teachers
    6 = Marketing/PR
    6 = Accountants
    9 = Secretaries/Receptionists
    9 = Plumbers
    9 = Engineers
    9 = Architects
    13 = Journalists
    13 = Mechanics/Automotive
    13 = Human Resources
    16 Call centre
    17 = IT specialists
    17 = Nurses
    17 = Banker/Finance
    17 = Builders/construction

    Apparently they surveyed "2000 employees across 20 different professions", but I can't find the details of the methodology (for example, I don't know if they only targeted professions that they provide some sort of qualifications for...). So I don't know why e.g. doctors and lawyers aren't on the list - maybe because many of them are self-employed?

    Edit: They only surveyed people from 20 professions, and the list contains all the 20 professions they surveyed - so apparently their survey included e.g. people working in Call Centres, but not doctors or lawyers.
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    how can people in a call centre be anywhere on that list? must be one of the most depressing jobs around tbh, sat in some tiny little booth along with hundreds of other employees and being shouted at down the phone by some irate customer
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    how can armed forces be on there....

    they are constantly getting shafted by the govt....

    gotta love how doctors/nurses etc. aren't on there
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    (Original post by Mr. Orange)
    how can people in a call centre be anywhere on that list?
    They only surveyed people from 20 professions, and the list contains all the 20 professions they surveyed - so apparently that included people working in Call Centres, which comes near the bottom. Also apparently, their survey did not extend to doctors or lawyers, so they are not on the list.
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    Really? Chefs and retail staff are usually either angry or depressed -- at least where I eat and shop!

    The rest seems to make sense Darwinistically though: people who succeed in those professions are likely to do well socially and be good at attracting others.
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    (Original post by infernalcradle)
    how can armed forces be on there....

    they are constantly getting shafted by the govt....

    gotta love how doctors/nurses etc. aren't on there
    Fantastic bunch of mates around you, sense of common purpose, Esprit de corps etc.
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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    Fantastic bunch of mates around you, sense of common purpose, Esprit de corps etc.
    true, but will all the redundancies, cuts, seeing your mates killed etc....

    I'm suprised its so high on the list.....not that its on there....just its position
 
 
 
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