OPINION: Broadcaster Steve Allen looks at issues of today

PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 July 2017


Easier to find partner than to find new job

If you are at work right now do you have four other co-workers near you? If so, statistically two of them probably fancy you.

New research found that 42 per cent of office workers fantasise about sleeping with a colleague. So, in a group of five that’s two people who have thought about what it would be like to get to know you in that way.

Before you get too excited look at the stats again. If they both have the hots for you statistically you belong to the three in five who don’t fancy a co-worker so you don’t like them back.

It’s probably for the best, workplace relationships are notoriously problematic. You can’t have a row at home, slam the door as you say, “I never want to see you again,” and then have to wait because you’re carsharing into the office.

Should that relationship break down completely you could end up working with your vengeful scorned ex because the Jeremy Kyle Show or The Only Way Is Essex teach us how to behave.

11pc of office workers fancy their boss. Bad news for you if that relationship goes wrong but bad news for the bosses too. Two out of five fancy a co-worker but only one in 10 fancy a boss.

That is the number of people fantasising about it and if no one ever finds out that’s what you think about, no one need tell HR, but 30pc of workers admitted having a fling at work.

If you are tempted to have a dabble with an office relationship, don’t. The statistics back that up.

Recent figures showed there were 770,000 job vacancies in the UK but 17 million single people. You’d find it much easier to find another partner than another job.

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