1 in 4 vow to drink less at this years office Christmas party
At past office Christmas parties, 1 in 10 UK employees have admitted drinking so much alcohol that they couldn’t turn up for work the next day.
Spotting an opportunity to get close to colleagues, 1 in 10 British workers are planning on telling a co-worker they like them at this year’s office Christmas party.
With 1 in 5 UK employees expecting to embarrass themselves this year, 15% have admitted that they’re going to change their Facebook settings so that they have to approve a & lsquo;tag’ in a status or a picture.
This is perhaps a good idea for the property sector, with 1 in 5 property employees admitting that they’ve had an argument with their other half following a picture or status they’ve been tagged in on Facebook at an office Christmas party.
The research, which was broken down into eight sectors, found that the property sector seem to be the most likely to find themselves in trouble following Christmas party antics. 1 in 10 property employees have received a written or verbal warning following their behaviour at an office Christmas party, and 8% have even been fired.
The travel sector were found to be the most likely to be amorous at office Christmas parties 40% of travel employees admitted they’ve flirted with a work colleague and almost 42% admitted they’ve kissed a co-worker at the office Christmas party.
1 in 4 travel employees have waited until the office Christmas party to tell a colleague they like them, and almost 1 in 4 admitted to saying something inappropriate to a work colleague that they’ve regretted the next day. 10% of travel employees aren’t even going to their work Christmas party this year because they don’t want to do something embarrassing.
14% of energy & utilities employees admitted they have been dumped by their other half following their behaviour at an office Christmas party, compared to just a 4% all-sector average. A further 14% of energy & utilities employees are going to use the office Christmas party this year to confront a colleague or tell them they don’t like them.
36% of marketing & advertising employees are on target to be the most well behaved at their party this year, stating they’re going to drink less alcohol than the year before to avoid embarrassment.
With the festive party season coming up, employers are preparing for how to deal with inappropriate behaviour. Whilst the office party is likely to take place outside of work hours, with it being a work event – work policies still apply.