Retail workers among the unhappiest in the UK


Retail workers are reportedly among the least happy in the UK in terms of pay, according to a new survey by jobs site Adzuna.

The survey of 1000 workers revealed that teachers and retail workers were least happy with their pay, and two out of five believed they were paid less than their colleagues.

Conversely the happiest members of staff were those in human resources, consultancy and construction.

“British workplaces are rife with uncertainty over pay,” Adzuna‘s co-founder Doug Monro said.

“An ingrained lack of transparency over earnings and salary bandings has created a culture of conviction that others must be paid more than us.

“Combined with a lack of knowledge of what our own skills are worth to employers in today’s job market, this spells a recipe for disaster for ambitious career builders.”

The news comes just a day after it was revealed female retail workers are paid and average of £4315 less per year than males. However the retail sector had a 7.4 per cent lower pay gap than the UK average.

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