The perfect job involves a 26-hour week with a salary of £26,000 per year – working for a boss who likes a point, a study has revealed.
Other requirements for the ideal role are regular reviews and pay rises, a day off on your birthday, and free hot drinks.
The poll of 2,000 workers also found a well organised space, friendly colleagues and a good location are among the most important things about a workplace. A 17-minute commute, a pleasant view from the office window and 29 days a holiday a year are also key. But a career that takes you out and about and a desk-based role are equally popular (33 per cent), while one in 10 would prefer a more physical job.
Benefits such as discounts at local gyms or sports clubs and ‘duvet days’ on request would also be a must.
Andrew Wood spokesperson for Raja Workplace, who commissioned the survey, said: “It’s very important to work somewhere that aligns with your lifestyle and values its employee’s needs.
“There are so many different things employers must take into consideration when designing a workplace and environment for their employees. From comfy chairs, to the layout of the office, to ensuring the office is stocked with plenty of tea, and coffee, it’s clear from the survey results these are all things employees value within their work space.”
The survey also found that a third believe they are currently working in their dream job. And a further 89 per cent agree there are multiple different factors that contribute to a perfect role.
Nice decoration, clean desks and good storage are among the things that make up a perfect working environment. While seven in 10 admitted that how well an office is organised has a strong influence on their productivity levels.
Nearly three quarters (72 per cent) also prefer a tidy desk, rather than one cluttered with their belongings. As many as 95 per cent think the atmosphere in the workplace is very important when it comes to job satisfaction. And 36 per cent of those polled via OnePoll feel the company culture is more crucial than the salary.
Wood added: “It’s great to see so many people already believe they have found their dream job as work is such a huge part of our modern lives. It’s no wonder a clean, tidy and well organised space is so sought after for employees, when it can impact their productivity levels so much.
“No matter what industry you work in, from office based, to studio or warehouse based, we expect organisation and the environment will continue to be one of the most important requirements in a workplace.”
To see the full results and insights from the survey findings, head over to Raja Workplace Dream Job Survey.