These are the world’s most boring jobs

Think your job is boring? You might change your mind after reading this.

Many of us feel that our jobs are stressful or dull, but few of us (hopefully) experience the mind-numbing boredom where you’re counting down the minutes till home time.

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Data site Emolument were tasked with discovering what truly are the most boring positions in the workforce, and the results might surprise you.

While many Hollywood dramas are built around lawyers, ‘legal jobs’ in general were considered the most boring of those surveyed.

Project management came in a close second, with 78% of those in those roles stating they were bored.

Finance control, accounting, engineering, sales and IT also all came high in the list for boredom levels, but people working in research & development were positively entertained.

Via Emolument

It’s worth noting at this stage that the sample for this survey was relatively small, at 1,300 people.

Still, other outcomes from the survey found that boredom levels were relatively consistent despite rank, i.e. CEOs were equally as bored as their entry-level employees.

Other interesting findings were that countries like the UAE and Italy had the most bored employees, while in contrast, France, Switzerland and the UK were relatively happy.

Alice Leguay, Co-Founder & COO at 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. Surprisingly, according to our figures, CEOs struggle to enthuse their teams, having fallen prey to boredom themselves, probably due to being tangled in administrative and managerial processes with frustrate their desire to implement a vision and lead their business.”

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