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British Career Myths Busted

A Quarter of Hairdressers Hate Small Talk, a Fifth of Personal Trainers Are Self-Confessed Coach Potatoes – and One Third of Pub Landlords Are Teetotal

A nationwide study of professional Brits has revealed a host of age-old job stereotypes to be simply UNTRUE, with a staggering 82 percent of people working in tech (a career often associated with man buns, skateboards, and box fresh trainers) always wearing a suit into the office. 

Whilst 23 percent of hairdressers and barbers claim they HATE small talk, contrary to the idea of them all being highly sociable and wanting to hear about your holiday plans. 

And the study found as many as 43 percent of teachers claim they do not enjoy the company of kids, while 50 percent of cabbies claim to be healthy, mainly drinking herbal teas. 

Shockingly, a fifth (20 percent) of personal trainers admit to being secret coach potatoes, while one in ten claim they eat junk food regularly but would never let their clients know.

While more than one in ten (13 percent) of people working in finance confess to being terrible with their own personal finances.

The study also found that almost a quarter (23 percent) of white van and lorry drivers claim to cry at the soppy bits of romantic films.

Almost three in ten (28 percent) of pub landlords and bartenders are teetotal, according to the data, while 31 percent of beauticians say they NEVER wear make-up in the spare time. 

According to the survey by digital recruitment agency Futureheads, 72 percent of tech professionals have NEVER sat on a beanbag during a work meeting. 

Said Be Kaler Pilgrim of Futureheads: “We wanted to run this research to find out just how much truth there is in stereotypes, to learn more about the people behind jobs and what makes them tick. 

“We often see headlines about the tech sector and how it’s growing in the UK, but what motivates the people that move it forwards? The results of this survey are interesting to see and will hopefully dispel some of the myths associated with this important industry.”  

Yet the survey also revealed some stereotypes still hold true, with 87 percent of bankers saying they are extremely careful with their cash. 

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