If given another chance, most workers would choose a different career path, a new US survey has found.
In a survey by Parade Magazine and Yahoo! Finance, nearly 60 per cent of employees said they would want to work in a different field, BusinessNewsDaily reported.
Some 26,000 US employees participated in the survey which examined several aspects of workplace life, including employees' preferences and plans.
Among the findings, more than 60 per cent said they would rather have a better workspace than an easier commute, and 56 per cent would like a 5 per cent raise more than two weeks of vacation.
When it comes to getting ahead at work, more than half of employees thought it happens because of office politics, and just 27 per cent believed it is because of hard work.
Out of respondents who were younger than 25, only 28 per cent said getting ahead is chiefly due to internal politics, while 45 per cent cited hard work.
Fifty-one per cent said they would keep their friendships with their peers regardless of where they worked, while 49 per cent would pass on being friends with their co-workers if they didn't see each other around the office.
Twenty-seven per cent workers said if they found themselves out of a job tomorrow, they'd have no savings to tide them over, and 26 per cent said they would have up to three months of savings.
As they look toward the end of their careers, just 15 per cent of employees thought they'd actually retire at age 65.
Nearly 30 per cent said they planned to retire by 70, 13 per cent before age 60 and 13 per cent after age 75.