Office workers long for life abroad

An increasing number of office workers want to swap their spreadsheets and piles of paperwork for exciting new lives working overseas, doing things like teaching English abroad.

According to recruitment company Office Angels, a massive one in seven of the office workers questioned wanted to work abroad. Teaching English as a foreign language is one of the easiest and most popular options for those wanting to swap dreary offices for classrooms in exotic destinations around the world.

According to the results of the poll, very few people are satisfied with their current jobs, and most said that seeing the world was a bigger priority for them than climbing the career ladder. Office Angels has now dubbed these individuals 'scamps' - people who want to 'swap careers and money for passport stamps'.

Robert Clarke, 22, who escaped his dead-end job in London and now teaches English as a foreign language in Indonesia, said: “I had become bored with working in an office in central London, getting up every morning to go to a dead-end job. I wanted to travel and see the world. What better way than get paid at the same time as seeing Asia?"

Anyone following this route should take out international health insurance.

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