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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Become an astronaut? Most of us would rather run a B&B

According to a survey reported in a number of today's papers (I quote the Daily Express):
"It may not be the most glamorous of jobs, but the majority of us would prefer running a humble bed and breakfast to being a doctor, scientist, lawyer or even an astronaut".

"Two out of three Britons said they would choose the quieter life to a high-powered career that brings longer hours and more stress.

"Earning a steady income from the comfort of your own home and working with loved ones is considered more important than reaping a £100,000 salary, driving flash cars or taking exotic holidays.

"And being a £30-a-night B&B or guesthouse owner beat a range of more esteemed professions – from police commissioner to fighter pilot, and fire chief to astronaut – as most people’s dream job."

I'm not sure about "£30 a night" - they are a bit out of date there! - but it is nice to know that we are envied!

You can read the Daily Express report here

1 comment:

  1. No stress running a 'humble B&B'. If you had a huge mortgage, huge utility bills and are forced to pay at least 15% to Booking.com for every booking made online (gone are the days where you had passers by and lots of telephone calls) no profit as all spare cash goes to pay online agents, we toss and turn in bed worrying how we will get through the winter, then yes it's a great living!

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