Figures suggest 94 per cent of Leeds workers are unhappy at work.
The survey, commissioned by national training provider Lifetime, suggests just six per cent of the city's workforce enjoys what they do for a living while a quarter associate feelings of depression with their workplace; another 22 per cent admit they feel anxious when they think about their job.
And the study – which questioned a total of 3,000 people from across the UK – suggests there's little hope of any immediate improvement, with the coming months renowned for being the unhappiest at work, at least until warmer weather arrives in April.
But, although Leeds folk may not be happy at work, they remain loyal with 75 per cent reluctant to leave a stable job in the hunt for something new.
Nevertheless, Lifetime's training director Nigel Wallace suggests the new year is as good a time as any to consider change.
"Despite the economic downturn and reports of high unemployment there are sectors which are still growing," he said. "There are a broad range of re-training options available."