Report UK Workers Look Forward to Monday

Monday, January 24, 2011

Over 40% of UK Workers Relish the Prospect of Getting up on a Monday, According to new Research by Job Site,

LONDON, January 25, 2011 - Far from the universal dread associated with a new working week, 42% of
the 1,100 individuals surveyed by said they look forward to
Mondays, with only 9% admitting to hating the start of the week.

Workers in the Retail and Sales sectors have the most positive outlook on
Mondays, whilst the prospect of substantial bonuses does little to ease the
dread with which Finance workers view the new working week: over 16% believe
Monday to be the worst day of the week, more than employees of any other job

Martin Warnes, Managing Director of comments:

"In spite of the widely held belief at this time of year that Mondays are
miserable, we've uncovered a nation of positive go-getters when it comes to
the start of the week - and it's usually our work that motivates us.

"Only 7% of people feel Mondays would be improved by not having to go to
work, with Mondays, for most of us, representing a fresh start, full of

"Almost a third of us see Monday as a day to learn something new and
enhance our prospects and over 43% see new jobs ( as
the route to an even happier Monday."

And it seems that, for many, our enthusiasm for work extends right into
the weekend. 35% of UK workers consider their careers on a Saturday or
Sunday, but don't let it affect their weekend.

At the other end of the scale, however, 7% of us admit to having
sleepless Sunday nights as we lie awake thinking about our jobs
( and workloads.

Warnes continues:

"The good news is that there are positive signs of recovery in many areas
of the jobs market including jobs in London (,-South-East-England) which was hit
hard by the recession. So, for those who are being kept awake by job search
( worries or the stresses of work, now could be the
time to find a new job and turn Monday into the best day of the week."

About is the UK's leading online recruitment service. Part of Reed
Global, the international recruitment group of companies, enables
jobseekers to search over 100,000 jobs from more than 8,000 recruiters across
42 industry sectors.

Registered jobseekers can receive email job alerts, save searches and
make their details available to a range of recruiters, including Reed's
network of trained recruitment consultants.

Recruiters of all types benefit from's range of innovative
online recruitment solutions, including: online job posting and applicant
management; CV Search; targeted branding and email services.

ABCe audited traffic figures for (January 2010):

Unique Users/Browsers: 3,061,831

Page Impressions: 61,183,688

Online Job Applications: 1,683,008

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