Many people dream of quitting their boring, corporate positions for a "dream job" elsewhere, but uncertainty and instability mean few actually follow through.
Emma Radford was one of those few. She left her job at Goldman Sachs to work for U.K. start-up Graze, an online snacking company, in 2013.
"A lot of people have said it was a risky move, but it didn't feel like it at the time," she told CNBC. "I wasn't happy in investment banking and wanted to try something new."
Radford was not alone in being unhappy at work. The vast majority of employees across the world feel negatively about their work, according to Gallup's 2013 State of the Global Workplace report. Its survey found that actively disengaged workers outnumbered engaged employees at a rate of nearly 2-1.
Radford found her new position on Escape the City, a website which helps corporate professionals find new – different types of – jobs.
"It all about finding cool alternatives to being in a corporate environment," the company's co-founder, Dom Jackman, told CNBC.
Roles listed on the site are defined by their "escape factors", which include "adventurous challenge", "entrepreneurial work" or "exotic location".