Fleet News

Careers: Satisfaction first for older workers

Fortysomething workers are resigning in their droves as they decide to put satisfaction before success.

Almost half of British workers say they want a second, more enjoyable career by the age of 45, according to research for Norwich Union.

Two-thirds of people interviewed said they were unfulfilled, miserable or drifting in their jobs and 52% said they’d happily earn less money in a role that made them feel better about themselves.

The trend for changing careers has been labelled “zenployment”. Careers that tend to be considered once the age of 45 is reached include animal welfare worker, counseller and yoga teacher.

William Nelson of trend analysts Future Foundation said: “This research is further evidence that we’re entering a new era, with a society that is less selfish and increasingly focused on personal fulfilment.

“The ethical and spiritual dimensions of work are more of a priority and people want to believe their careers contribute towards a better future, not just for themselves but for society as a whole.”

Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Login to comment


No comments have been made yet.

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee