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Green fingered workers are happiest in their job

Gardeners and florists are the happiest workers in the UK, while bankers are the least content in their jobs, new research has revealed.

A survey of 2,200 workers by awards body City & Guilds found that employees wanted flexibility and control over their daily duties.

Almost nine out of 10 gardeners and florists said they were happy in their job, compared with four out of five hairdressers. In contrast, just 44% of finance and bank workers and half of computer staff were happy.