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One in four Brits happy to be back at their desks after summer hols

London, 19 August 2014 - As UK workers flock back from their sun-soaked holidays this month, a recent poll has found that a quarter of Brits are actually happy to be back at work.

The research, carried out by recruitment firm Monster.co.uk, reveals that many Brits don’t dread the transition from beach to boardroom, with 25 per cent of UK and Ireland workers happy to return to their day-jobs.

Though for many it’s still a dreaded return with 62 per cent admitting they were not happy to be back after their summer break, 13 per cent were indifferent. The recent UK heatwave may have helped make integration a little easier than normal but it seems most likely that this lucky 25 per cent simply have above-average job satisfaction.

Those workers reminiscing weeks after returning from holidays might need to make a couple of changes. Andy Sumner, Managing Director of Monster UK and Ireland, says: "So how can we all be as happy to return to our jobs as that 25 per cent? If your post-holiday blues last just a couple days, simply implementing a few adjustments in your work life could do the trick. You could try focusing on areas of professional or personal development, asking for more frequent feedback from your superiors or making an effort to become better acquainted with your work colleagues."

"However, returning to work after a holiday is also a great test to see if you’re truly happy in your current job or not. If you’d rather be anywhere but back at work after a holiday, it might be the wake-up call you need to find a new role."

Monster Poll Results:

Which one statement best describes how you typically feel on your first day back to work after a relaxing holiday?

- Happy to be back to my job after a holiday - 25%
- Indifferent about being back to my job after a holiday - 13%
- Not happy to be back to my job after a holiday - 62%

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Notes to editors

Monster Polls

Monster has a series of online polls that gauge users' opinions on a variety of topics relating to careers, the economy and the workplace. This poll is not scientific and reflects the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate.

About Monster UK

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