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People who worked at either a desk job or non-desk job reported the same amount of happiness in their respective roles. 76% of the 2,000 people surveyed said they were happy doing their roles, but workers on desk jobs were more likely to complain about their work environment.

Desk jobs create an environment where people feel more connected to their company and peers that work with them, while non-desk jobs say that their job allows flexibility and variety. 

People who have desk jobs are reported to be more overweight. Can cause a sharp decrease in job satisfaction and overall happiness. In turn, desk jobs reported higher salaries and were more satisfied with their paychecks than the non-desk jobs. They also have access to a multitude of resources that could help with the task they are trying to complete.

Labor work allowed a more individualistic approach to their job. They are able to be more free, but are less satisfied with their pay. They also work long hours on their feet which keep them exhausted. The high physical demand and low pay also lead labor workers to believe that they aren’t recognized for their hard work.

Both types of jobs report equal high-level stress regarding work. Non-desk jobs have a higher tendency of burnout.

-Answer: pretty equal. People are more satisfied with desk jobs overall because of the access to resources, peers, pay and opportunity to move up in their company as it develops.

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