According to this I must be one of the lucky sevenths. I know I can have a cynical side, but from my own point of view I have a fairly optimistic world view.
Only one in seven IT specialists rate themselves as ‘very happy’ in their work, compared to one in three in hairdressers, plumbers and chefs, and one in four florists. The findings are revealed in a new City & Guilds ‘Happiness Index’, based on a survey of 1,054 employees both in academic professions and in vocational occupations. Overall, IT workers came in at number 19 in the happiness index.
I’ve always subscribed to the belief behind Abraham Lincoln’s quote
“People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be”
Though maybe someone needs an eye chart. From the Index IT is in ninth place and the media ranks nineteenth.