The Average Woman Thinks About Quitting Her Job 17 Times A Year

A new study suggests we're not that content in our jobs.
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A new study from the Association of Accounting Technicians has looked into the working life of women and come up with some interesting statistics.

Apparently, the average woman thinks about quitting her job 17 times a year, and more drastic thoughts. It's not just starting a new job, but entirely switching careers crosses women's minds an additional 10 times a year. 

Of the 2,000 women sampled, one-third (34 percent) actually took the plunge and retrained, and one in five (22 percent) were actively thinking about it. 

The fact that we apparently battle through 671 workplace arguments from when we start working to the day we retire, might have something to do with our supposed sense of dissatisfaction. Or that we clock 82,802 miles commuting, a distance that's at least three times the Earth’s circumference.

The study also concluded that the average woman worked 32 hours a week, totalling 1,668 hours a year, and 78,396 hours over the course of her career.

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We also reportedly get through five office romances in a working lifetime, which may well be the reason for wanting to move on.

The research, undertaken by OnePoll for AAT, surveyed 2,000 full-time and part-time employed adults in Britain from 11 September 2018 to 14 September 2018.

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This article originally appeared on HarpersBazaar.co/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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