In addition, more than half (55 per cent) of the 3,000 employees asked wished they could do something completely different in life. This will of course be no surprise to those of us who have given up on finding the one job that will utilise all of our skills and engage all of our passions.
Given the chance to alter one thing, 25 per cent of adults would choose a new job above anything else. Desire for a new house came second with 19 per cent of the vote, while 16 per cent of respondents wanted to take a step further and move to another country. The inclination to emigrate grows stronger with age, the research said, with 14 per cent of 18- to 24-year-olds selecting this as their primary goal, rising to 21 per cent for the 55-plus age group.
Just a small amount (12 per cent) of adults described themselves as “perfectly happy”, with slightly more women reporting overall satisfaction than men, according to research conducted by distance learning provider Home Learning College.
Having a portfolio career of course simply means that if one of your jobs is making you unhappy you swap it for another one. At different times of your life you may want a different “blend” of jobs or projects. Its what works for you right now that’s important.