The summer, coupled with a high amount of sporting events, meant that employers were on red alert for any suspicious-looking sick days. Indeed, the England vs Wales game during the World Cup was one such event that was expected to encourage sickies.
Food poisoning led the list of top ten excuses to watch the game, while others chose to blame absence on ill children and pets.
But, the summer can actually increase productivity too, according to CV-Library. The firm listed 15 positions that British workers consider dream jobs for warm weather, which could serve as good news for some businesses that have found recruitment drives lacking potency.
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The top spot went to music festival steward with 14 per cent, followed by travel writer and dog walker. Elsewhere, it’s an excellent result for hospitality businesses – work as bartenders and waiters are also in high demand.
Lee Biggins, founder and MD of CV-Library, said: “While summer jobs are often viewed as a pre-curser to a more permanent position, all of the roles highlighted in our survey provide meaningful experiences that can offer promising career prospects or help workers to accelerate towards their chosen profession.
“Seasonal positions can also be a great a way for workers to expand on their personal hobbies, whether that be water sports, travel writing, gardening and so on, enabling them to take something that they really enjoy and work at it in an exciting job role.”
Catch the full listing of 15 jobs on the next page to find out Britain’s workers are fantasising about.
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