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January 17, 2006, 8:04pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hairdressers 'happiest at work'

Happy snippers? "Cutting It" told a different story

When it comes to happiness at work, hairdressers appear to be a cut above the rest, a new league table suggests.

According to examiner City & Guilds, hairdressers are the happiest workers in the UK, with two out of five saying they are very content in their job.

Next in the happiness stakes are the clergy, chefs, beauticians, and plumbers and mechanics.

In contrast, social workers, architects, civil servants and estate agents made up the foot of the table.

Only 2% of social workers and architects say they are extremely happy at work, according to the survey.

Happy crimpers

Jonathan Pickup, who has been a hairdresser for 21 years, and works at the Slice Salon in Newcastle, says he loves his job.

Hairdressers (40%)
Clergy (24%)
Chefs/cooks (23%)
Beauticians (22%)
Plumbers (20%)
*% who rated their level of happiness as 10 out of 10 in brackets

"It's quite a young environment - it's quite trendy. You mix with quite a lot of young people. You get to my age and it is quite nice to be around people who are eager in their job," he told BBC Radio Five Live's Wake Up to Money programme.

A TUC report issued this week found hairdressers did less unpaid overtime than any other occupation.

Michael Osbaldeston of City & Guilds said there were plenty of reasons why hairdressers should be happy.

Social Workers (2%)
Architects (2%)
Civil Servants (3%)
Estate Agents (4%)
Secretaries (5%)
*% who rated their level of happiness as 10 out of 10 in brackets

"It is the relationship they have with their client which makes the job what it is," he said.

"They are appreciated. They make people feel good and look good. Many of them have the opportunity to be their own bosses and that also seems to be something that is quite important in people's happiness."
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January 17, 2006, 8:10pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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* Perhaps the TUC should know that many of us do not get PAID overtime!!!  Rather than assuming we do no extra hours at all!!!

Or how often we take scheduled breaks from our work on a busy day .... or lunch breaks?

Or how if according to Demos (hairdressing Rules) - we are such a valued profession yet still get paid a fraction of less demanding and less qualified occupations???

Perhaps these researchers should look outside the large cities when conducting their polls - therein lies the truth of an under-valued profession !!
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