City slickers want out of the rat-race

Seventy-five per cent of City workers intend to quit their careers within
five years.

And, as City jobs go, opinion is divided over whether the jobs will ever

A new report, Facing the Future in the City, by HR consultancy Chiumento, shows
that financial worries and fear of terrorism top workers’ lists of key

Of more than 400 City workers polled, 75 per cent said they intend to quit
within five years, with 45 per cent intending to leave within two years.

More than half (57 per cent) said they would change their careers tomorrow
if they could, with many (78 per cent) choosing to quit London to pursue dreams
elsewhere. Only 7 per cent wish to remain in their current jobs.

City workers are divided over whether they think London will ever see jobs
return to boom-time levels. Worryingly, company directors and owners over 45
years old are the least optimistic, while those under 35 are more likely to
believe the good times will return.

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