21 Feb 2017

Don’t Look to Law for Job Thrills

The most boring jobs in 2017 are the ones in the legal field shows a survey conducted by the employment specialist Emolument. Over 81% of legal workers admitted that their job doesn’t excite them and the main reason for this is the countless number of hours they need to spend on thousands of pages of case researches. Second and third place in the survey are taken by jobs in Project Management with 78% and Support Functions with 71%.

Within the main 15 working fields that the company conducted the research in, the most stimulated in their jobs are the people in Research and Development where 55% of the employees enjoy their work because it creates a “positive dynamic which helps employees remain alert and motivated”

The survey, taken by 1300 working people all over the world, also studies how much of work motivation depends on the hierarchy level. The conclusion revels quite unexpected results: bosses (CEO, CTO, CFO) are as bored – by 65% – as their employees on entry level – at 66%. These are similar are the results – 64% in the different fields of middle management from junior to senior manager.

High salaries are still one of the best motivations for employees concludes Emolument, indicating that despite their boredom at work (83%) the workers in UAE are likely to keep their jobs due to satisfactory payments. The situation is entirely different in Italy where also 83% of the people are jaded by their occupation but “Due to the relative instability and uncertainty in the Italian economy since the 2008 crisis, many locals are often content with just having a job and lack the confidence to quit”.

Among the top 10 participant nationalities happiest at their work places are the Swiss – half of them are enjoying their daily occupation. UK and Irish citizens are at 8th and 6th position with 64% and 69% accordingly.

“Boredom at work is a key issue for firms trying to keep millennials engaged, especially in traditional industries such as accounting and legal jobs which can be perceived as dull while employers attempt to give young employees the satisfaction of making an impact in their work life in order to prevent them from moving on too swiftly.” commented the survey Alice Leguay, Co-Founder & COO at

On the organization’s website are also The Top 10 Job Salaries and Top 10 Company Salaries. Currently Amazon, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the administration company Deloitte are heading the company rating while Strategy consulting, business development and digital marketing are the three most well paid jobs worldwide.