This 12 months has been one of the crucial difficult occasions the nation has confronted for many years.
And because the pandemic continues to create an unsure future, it has prompted a few of us to re-evaluate our life and rethink what’s most essential to us.
And for a lot of Mancunians, this had led us to query simply how glad we’re in our nine-to-fives.
A nationwide survey of greater than 2,000 British employees – carried out by The Nationwide Lottery – has revealed that over a 3rd (38 per cent) of these polled in Manchester stated lockdown had made them realise they don’t like their jobs.
One other 30laptop stated they now really feel they wish to do one thing ‘for the larger good’.
Spending extra time inside than ever earlier than has clearly created extra appreciation of the nice open air with ‘gardener’ being Mancunians’ new primary job ambition.
Nevertheless it was clear that this 12 months has additionally introduced out our extra nurturing sides with ‘trainer’, ‘carer’ and ‘nurse’ taking the second, third and fifth spots.
(In fact, aspiring to be a YouTube sensation continues to be excessive on the want record for a lot of as changing into a ‘YouTube Star’ steals fourth place).
Mancunians’ most needed jobs post-lock:
1. Gardener (14laptop)
2. Trainer (10laptop)
3. Carer (9pc)
4. YouTube Star (9pc)
5. Nurse (7pc)
Though we’re a usually confident bunch – nearly half (47laptop) of Mancunians admitted that ‘insecurity’ is what’s stopping them from reaching for dream positions.
A complete of 40laptop of these questioned additionally stated their largest fear was having the mandatory funds.
However surprisingly – if a Mancunian was to win the lottery solely a 3rd stated they might quit work with 27laptop revealing that on successful they might begin their very own enterprise because the 2015 Better Manchester winner did.
Sean Lloyd from Stockport, who scooped £1.8M on Lotto 5 years in the past, stop his job as a bus driver and launched his personal firm, Curious!, making wholesome, vegan sauces.
Sean stated: “I had all the time needed to start out my very own firm. It had been an ambition of mine for so long as I can bear in mind.
“Profitable the lottery made this attainable.
“I’ve extra time on my arms and clearly the cash behind me to offer me the time to put money into my ardour in life.
“I now have my very own sauce which I promote at meals markets throughout the nation and I’m additionally hoping to get into retail shops too.”
Commenting on the findings, Camelot’s senior winners’ advisor, Andy Carter stated: “2020 appears to have left many people wanting extra from our jobs, excited about what our subsequent profession transfer could be or jacking all of it in to do one thing that we actually love.
“Our ardour for gardening and cooking in lockdown and months of dwelling education has clearly impressed the nation to think about a profession overhaul and realise the significance of job satisfaction.”