Unhappy in your job? You’re not alone. The average woman considers quitting her job 17 times a year, according to a recent study.

A new study, carried out by the Association of Accounting Technicians of 2,000 full-time and part-time employed adults in the UK, has produced some insightful results.

We all know how draining it is to drag yourself to a job you don’t enjoy. Well, now we also know that most woman think about resigning at least 17 times a year, with 34 per cent of women going through with it and completely retraining in a new skill, as reported in Pretty 52.

Of course, the idea of completely changing careers can be frightening, but so is spending your entire life in a job you loathe.

Why Do We Hate Our Jobs?

Workplace conflict could very well be a reason for job anxiety. In fact we have on average 671 work-related arguments throughout our working life.

Commuting also doesn’t make us happy. The study shows that we travel in total over 133,000 kilometres in our job commute, which works out to three times the Earth’s circumference. No wonder we’re exhausted!

The study also spotlighted that women work on average 32 hours a week which totals 1,668 hours a year and 78,396 hours over their career.

An interestingly, the average woman can have around five office romances during her working lifetime. If these go sour, that’s surely a reason to switch jobs.

It’s Never Too Late To Switch Careers

“With careers having such a big impact on our lives, it’s important to make sure that we are in the right one,” says AAT’s Rachel Kellet.

“Despite what some people might think, you can make a change at any point in your life – we have people studying finance qualifications while in their 70s.”

Do you think about quitting your job regularly? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • Just too many commitments, and work challenges can take a back seat to managing family commitments.


  • Seventeen times a year seems a lot – but probably not in those day dream moments!


  • I think about it often as it is too hard trying to juggle everything and my children are my priority but then I need the work to keep me sane and how my children women need to be part of the workplace


  • I think a lot of the things mentioned above can be applied to anyone – male or female.


  • I sure think that conflict takes away the joy in work and too much traveling is a killer too. The article states that the average woman can have around five office romances during her working lifetime !! Really ?? That’s a lot, but yeah, broken hearts will sure make you want to switch jobs


  • That’s a lot of times a day! I think about it every now and then but not 17 times a day.


  • And sometimes the juggle is just too much.


  • Only 17 times a year? Surely they mean 17 times a day?


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