Research carried out by the New Economics Foundation in the UK suggests that hospital cleaners generate £10 of worth to society for every £1 that they’re paid. They had similar findings for childcare workers and recycling workers. However, bankers and advertising executives were towards the bottom of the list as they cause a drain on society.
- Hospital cleaners
“Play a vital role in the workings of healthcare facilities. They not only clean hospitals and maintain hygiene standards but also contribute to wider health outcomes. For every pound paid, over £10 in social value is created.”
- Advertising executives
The industry “encourages high spending and indebtedness. It can create insatiable aspirations, fuelling feelings of dissatisfaction, inadequacy and stress. For a salary of between £50,000 and £12m top advertising executives destroy £11 of value for every pound in value they generate”.
I completely agree, especially about the advertising executives. This seems to sum up the profession rather well: