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Everyone likes to grumble about their job from time to time: you’re underpaid, you’re overqualified, the commute is too long, your computer is outdated… Well, it’s healthier than just smiling and whistling when something is fundamentally wrong.

Fortunately, today we have a lot of options when it comes to making a change in our professional lives. Job-hunting has never been easier, with careers advice available online and job listings delivered to our inbox.

The tools are on hand if we want to go freelance, and perhaps just as importantly: it is socially acceptable to quit your job and start-up for yourself.

It wasn’t always this way, though, so if you hanker for the days of jobs-for-life and simpler job descriptions, you might want to check out this new infographic before you jump in that time machine with your résumé in your pocket.

It provides a colorful opportunity to check out what kind of job you might have been qualified for if you’d been of working age in the 1920s – and just what you could expect when you turned up for work each morning of the ‘Roaring Twenties’!


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