Do you think working conditions were better in the 1960s?

Do you think working conditions were better in the 1960s?

Do you think working in the 1960s would be better than your current job? If so, you're not alone. A recent survey by found that many of us would rather go back to the old ways. Here are five reasons why:

  1. When Brits were quizzed about what it was like working full-time through the decades of 1960s-1990s, the sixties came up top for work culture satisfaction. This might be because there were emails so colleagues actually had to talk to each other. More than a quarter of Brits who were surveyed said that technology just simply gets in the way of face-to-face experiences. 
  2. It seems work culture was not the only thing we loved about working in the sixties, nearly 70 per cent of respondents said they were really happy with their workload. It’s not surprising, since there were no work mobiles to worry about and management left for the pub around 3pm. 
  3. One in four Brits working full-time in the sixties thought career development was a lot clearer, which is not surprising since the lines between interns and full-time employees and freelancers can be blurry now. Just over a quarter of women respondents agreeing that career opportunities have gotten worse over the decades.
  4. While Brits didn’t seem as satisfied about their benefits package back in the sixties, a whopping two-thirds of those surveyed said they were happy with the working hours of their full-time job.
  5. Out of those who worked full-time in the sixties, 12 per cent think that work/life balance was generally a lot better in the 60s than the 90s - do you agree?