Half of Legal Professionals Suffer From Sunday Night Fear

 The latest survey from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, reveals that half (50%) of legal professionals suffer from Sunday night fear; with 61.5% admitting that they’ve called in sick because they were too worried to go to work.  

The study, which surveyed 2,000 British professionals, finds that workers in the legal industry are amongst the most likely to suffer from Sunday night fear. Indeed, the top 10 industries that struggle with it include: 

  1. Media (66.7%) 
  2. Electronics (50%) 
  3. Legal (50%) 
  4. Leisure/Tourism (50%) 
  5. Social Care (46.4%) 
  6. Sales (46.2%) 
  7. Finance (43.6%) 
  8. Agriculture (42.9%) 
  9. Marketing (42.9%) 
  10. Automotive (40.9%) 

Lee Biggins, CEO and founder of CV-Library commented:“If your employees suffer from Sunday night fear on a regular basis then it’s time to evaluate your company culture. Employees that feel stressed are often less productive, less efficient and, as the data shows, are far more likely to ‘pull a sickie’.” 

Despite legal professionals dreading their return to work after the weekend, one in five (20%) actually say that Monday is their favourite day of the week.

Unsurprisingly though, the majority (60%) of legal professionals say Friday is their favourite day of the working week. Alongside this, a staggering 80% workers say they feel better about the week once Wednesday is done and they’re ‘over the hump’. 

Biggins continues: “It’s important to encourage managers to discuss workloads with any staff members that appear to be struggling; and offer support where possible. By encouraging employees to foster a healthy work-life balance, you’ll be future-proofing your business by attracting and retaining the best professionals in your industry. However, if you neglect to look after your staff, you may find it difficult to expand your operations and reach your company goals.” 

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