Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Workers Resist Seven-Year Itch

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Workers Resist Seven-Year Itch

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Byline: By Liz Hands

Most people dream of making a big break from the daily grind of work - but it seems North workers spend more time thinking about leaving the rat race than actually trying to do it.

A new survey suggests we will spend seven years fed-up and thinking about ditching the nine-to-five before taking any steps towards fulfilling our dreams.

In this region, four out of five working people want to earn their living from something they believe in - such as turning their hobby into their job or starting a business.

But, nearly two-in-three dither for at least five years and 40pc sit on their hands for more than 10 years.

The survey by Business Link also found a quarter of people asked said they wanted to ditch the North weather and move abroad.

Separate research by the Samaritans today showed that one-in-five people feel stressed every day, with work the biggest cause, followed by money, family and health.

Business Link says many people do not realise their ambitions because they do not know how to take the first steps towards gaining independence and setting up a business. …

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