UNI GRADUATES ARE BORED BY WORK

HALF of university graduates are often bored at work, according to new research. University-educated staff working in administration, manufacturing, marketing and sales were the most likely to find their jobs tedious, the poll found. But teachers were the

HALF of university graduates are often bored at work, according to new research.

University-educated staff working in administration, manufacturing, marketing and sales were the most likely to find their jobs tedious, the poll found.

But teachers were the least bored professionals, according to the survey conducted for the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA).

Michael Day, executive director at the TDA, said bored workers should consider switching to a job in the classroom.


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"These findings demonstrate that one of the chief benefits of teaching is the sheer variety of the job - no two days are the same," he said.

"I would encourage graduates who are bored in their jobs, particularly those with maths and science-related degrees, to take another look at the day-to-day and financial rewards of a career in teaching."

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Eight out of 10 teachers said they found their jobs interesting because no two days were the same.

Other professionals said they were bored mainly because their jobs were not challenging enough. Half said doing the same things every day made their work boring.

And 50 per cent said they were often bored at work.

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