8 out of 10 Law Professionals Bored at Work: Know the Most Boring Jobs Here

March 1, 20178:29 am2714 views

Latest study by Emolument.com, a salary benchmarking site on 1,300 professionals, asking if they were bored at work showed that law professionals are the least upbeat. 8 out of 10 legal employees said they are bored at work, and the CEOs are just as bored as their junior employees.  The mundane repetitive tasks in a junior lawyer’s working week, that mostly involves researching cases and rulings, is most likely to be blamed for the bored factor.

While R&D jobs on the other hand, seems more fun. With only 45 percent respondents claiming to be bored at work, R&D professionals are amongst the least bored employees. Bolstered by inquisitiveness, constant improvement and iterations, it is a highly positive dynamic sector that helps employees to stay alert and motivated.

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66 percent entry-level employees are the most bored at work. However, surprisingly there is very little difference in boredom levels between the most junior employees and the CEOs according to the study. If those supposed to be leading a business and infusing it with energy are bored (close to two-thirds of CEOs), then how can junior staff be expected to feel excited about their jobs?

Alice Leguay, Co-Founder and COO at Emolument.com said: ‘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. Without an inspirational leadership figure, or an exciting professional challenge to motivate younger team members, boredom will quickly settle in.”

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Surprisingly, according to the study figures, CEOs who often struggle to bring enthusiasm in their teams have fallen prey to boredom themselves. This is probably because they are tangled in an administrative and managerial framework of processes, which frustrate their desire to implement a vision and lead their business.

83 percent respondent in the study claim UAE to be the most boring country, even as salaries are sky-high the professionals in UAE more likely to tolerate boring jobs or companies, even when working six days a week.boring country 2

However, Italians on the other hand feel stuck in their jobs, due to relative instability and economic uncertainty since the 2008 crisis, that many locals are often content with having a job. Many more in Italy lack the confidence to quit, despite a dull boring work life.

Often depicted as a peaceful, not to say a boring country, it might come as a surprise to see that Switzerland is the country in which employees are the least bored, only 51 percent respondents from the study say so. Employees clearly find motivation and dynamism in a balanced working and home life along with higher standards of living.

Also read: Employee Engagement: 9 Rules for HR Managers

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