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      STUDY: Half of Brits plan to quit job this September

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      Nearly half of Brits (49%) plan to quit their job on their return from summer holidays.

      The research by Wix also reveals that 1 in 3 plan to chuck in their day job to make travel a full-time gig, by starting their own businesses online.

      Of those surveyed, 69% of Brits dread returning to work, with 54% of respondents thinking they would be happier working for themselves.

      Also 42% desire more flexible working hours and 27% dream of location independence, with the USA, Australia and New Zealand named as the top three countries nationals dream of working as digital nomads, followed by Canada and Spain.

      Korea, Russia and Venezuela were revealed as bottom of the travel and work wish list.  

      Top 10 countries Brits want to travel and work mobile: 

      1. USA
      2. Australia 
      3. New Zealand
      4. Canada
      5. Spain
      6. Croatia
      7. Italy 
      8. France 
      9. Japan
      10. Maldives

      When asked what type of holiday would most inspire people to quit their job to start their own business, a luxury getaway and beachside holiday [40%] came top, followed by sailing or a cruise [20%], before trekking and climbing and a health and wellness retreat [14%].

      Also, 12% have extended their holiday while away, 9% have purposely missed a flight to stay longer, and 10% have hidden their social media posts to prevent their bosses knowing that they are still away.

      Top industries Brits want to start businesses in include hospitality [10%], accounting and finance [9%], travel writing [8%], design [8%], followed by art and photography [7%]. 

      Low morale at work 

      The research also revealed that it wasn’t just the sun and new cultures enticing Brits to quit their jobs, but low morale in their current roles.

      Being undervalued [39%], underpaid [37%], and poor management [31%] were top reasons Brits are preparing to chuck it in, along with a third of Brits [34%] that have recently quit their job admitting it was because they didn’t like their boss or had issues with colleagues. 

      Image by Myriam Zilles from Pixabay

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