Here’s The Amount of Time That You Will Spend Working in Your Lifetime

By September 27, 2018Other

If this work week is dragging, you might want to stop reading now.

New research has revealed how much time the average Briton will spend at work during their lives and the results are pretty shocking.

The study, which was commission by the Association of Accounting Technicians (ATT) found that the average person will spend 3,507 days at work including 204 days of overtime.


It also found that the average British worker will put in 34 hours and 26 minutes of work a week. This adds up to 1,791 hours a year and 84,171 hours in the course of their career.

They will also work for an additional nine hours of overtime a month, totalling 4,890 hours over the course of the average career.

The survey looked at various different aspects of the workplace including personal relationships. According to their findings, the average employee will experience six office romances and 812 workplace arguments before retirement.

The poll also found that British people think about quitting their job 16 times a year.

“The impact our jobs have on our lives spreads far beyond the workplace,” said Rachel Kellett from the Association of Accounting Technicians.

“With careers having such a big impact on our lives, it’s important to make sure that we are in the right one.”

Thankfully, many of the participants were willing to make a change in order to find a career that they really love.

A third of the survey’s respondents said they had retrained in the past and one in five are currently thinking about retraining, even though most believe it is officially too late to change your career path past the age of 47.

Ms Kellett said: “It’s easy to look at these figures and get the impression that working life can become something of a grind, resulting in a carousel of commuting, overtime and cups of tea. It’s important to make sure you are happy with your career. If you’re not, considering retraining for could help make you more content.”

If you’re going to be spending so much time at work you might as well do a job that you love. Start searching today.

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Author Alice Murray

Alice Murray is a Content Creator at Jobbio with a passion for Employer Branding and Graduate Culture. She's a keen traveller and a self-proclaimed lazy runner.

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