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New Study Reveals Mining and Energy Industry Has the Worst Hustle Culture in UK

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The mining, energy and water supply industry has been named the worst industry in the UK for displays of toxic hustle culture, a new study by private rehab Clinic Delamere reveals. 

Hustle culture refers to people feeling pressured to work tirelessly in order to constantly make money and be productive. 

A brand new study from the team at Private Rehab clinic Delamere has identified the industries with the worst attitudes towards hustle culture. Each industry received a total score out of 60 and was ranked from worst to best. 

The mining, energy and water supply industry is the worst industry for toxic hustle culture, ranking ahead of industries such as Transport, Real Estate and Education.

With a very poor overall score of 16.3/60 in the study, the hustle culture in the mining, energy and water supply industry is very worrying. 

This score took into account factors like health and wellbeing, which scored an underwhelming 5.0/10. When it came to work/life balance, this industry ranked very poorly, achieving only 2.1/10 – highlighting that there is a lot of work to be done within these kinds of jobs to improve the lives of workers. 

The average working hours in this industry prompted a score of only 1.4/10, as an average of 35.8 hours per week were recorded. Also, the level of workplace stress was as high as 51.50%, scoring this industry 6.4/10 in this category. 

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The manufacturing industry closely followed in second place, with a less than glamorous overall score of 17.7/60. This score was made up of several disappointing factors, such as a health and wellbeing score of just 1.4/10, a disappointing work-life balance score of 2.1/10, and levels of workplace stress score of 1.4/10.

In third place was the transport and storage industry, with an overall ranking of 20.7/60. With many people blaming delays and cancellations on transport workers, stress levels are guaranteed to be high – with 52.40% of people in this industry admitting to feelings of overwhelming pressure.  

Sharing his thoughts on this matter, Martin Preston, chief executive and founder at Delamere said: ‘There will, unfortunately, always be more toxicity in certain environments than others. For example, jobs that involve direct customer-facing will, usually, be more stressful than those that involve no contact with the public. 

‘Many people that work in retail and hospitality will be made to feel that something that was out of control was, in fact, their fault; all because they are the ones that are the faces of the business. In order to combat this, it is essential that employers across the UK work hard to involve themselves in the day-to-day runnings of their businesses, in order to let their employees know that the work is not falling solely on their shoulders. 

‘It would also make a huge difference to offer more breaks throughout the day so that people that have been sucked into the negative mindset of hustle culture are forced to rest for a while. Another helpful factor for employers to consider would be to put an end to messaging about work outside of working hours, to encourage the mindset that once the working day is done, the employees can relax.’


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