While a positive attitude always helps in achieving happiness at work, Glassdoor.com measured the work-life balance ratings that were shared on their site between July 2013 and July 2014. Based on ratings from a 5-point scale (“very dissatisfied” to “very satisfied”) the career site found the best jobs for well-rounded experiences. Here are the top 10:
Social Media Manager
Group Fitness Instructor
User Experience Designer
Equity Trader/Law Clerk/Investment Analyst/Administrative Assistant
Glassdoor interviewed some of the lucky people with balanced jobs, and the overarching similarities between these seemingly-random occupations are threefold: Working alongside other talented people, good company culture (including decent pay and nice perks—whether it’s classes for tour guides or gym memberships for lifeguards), and flexible schedules.
This study comes just over a year after a report from Hay Group, where 40% of employees reported that their organizations do not provide sufficient work-life balance support. Take note, employers: 27% of people who don’t think their company supports work-life balance plan to leave in the next two years, compared to only 17% of people who are happy with their company’s balance. Perhaps we can expect lots of Data Scientist applications in the near future.
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