Oh good, it’s not just me.
According to a new survey conducted by AtTask in partnership with MarketingProfs, life is hard for modern day marketers and public relations professionals.
Here’s the breakdown: we work long hours (the survey found that nearly one in four of us works 10 or more on an average day); we’re slaves to our inbox (3 to 4 hours each day on email); we routinely skip lunch breaks (56 percent of us eat at our desks).
Despite all this, we still feel like we can’t get anything done. Case in point:
“An astounding 40 percent of marketers blame manual tasks, unexpected projects and rework as primary sources of lost productivity.”
Sadder still, one in three of us still dreams of a career in the arts while another 16 percent are scheming to transition into a more left-brained field like business, law or engineering.
Does this all sound like the conversation you just had with your next-door office mate?
It’s deja vu all over again.