David Lee is the small but perfectly formed hybrid estate agency that supports a team of self-employed agents to earn lucrative sums but whilst enjoying working flexibility and a proper work-life balance.
The quest for founders Lee O’Brien and David Kirby is not one of ‘chasing every dollar’ not do they advocate that their agent associates do so. Rather, quality of life and working to live rather than living to work.
In that vein, David Lee has commissioned research that seeks to take the temperature of corporate Britain on the subject of working pressure.
The questions posed reveal that 60% of employees that work in a corporate environment feel undervalued. The majority believe that their hours are too long and that the financial rewards are inadequate for those hours invested.
More than one third of respondents (36%) say that they have missed out on a son or daughter’s sports day or parents’ evening because of work commitments in the corporate world that they could not remove themselves from.
And a massive 92% of people say that they would move to a role if it offered both working flexibility of work/life balance and good earnings. One wonders what it is that those 8% are seeking? Perhaps this small minority represents those that are happy in their current job regardless?
Lee O’Brien, Director at David Lee Estate Agents comments “The corporate grindstone seems to be taking its toll with the majority of corporate office workers feeling underpaid and undervalued and 36% lamenting having missed out on supporting aspects of their child’s school activities’.
‘This is a rather sad indictment of ‘the office’ and based upon our survey this outdated institution must surely be numbered in its days especially given that appetites for working from home have been thoroughly whetted over the past two years and with hundreds of thousands of capable and productive individuals not wanting to return to the pre-pandemic monotony of being chained to a pointless desk in a corporate goldish bowl’.
David Lee is recruiting associate agents and can be contacted via https://www.davidlee.co.uk/pages/careers
Survey of 42,161 corporate employees carried out by David Lee via consumer research platform Find Out Now (18th November 2021).
Number of snags sourced from BuildScan
House Price data sourced from Gov.uk - UK House Price Index