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Nearly half of employees have witnessed a colleague cheating on their better half at the office Christmas bash … Euroffice

by on December 16, 2016 in Events, Events & Awards, Latest News, Lead Article, Lead story, News you can use, Research

Is your partner’s office Christmas party coming up? Then you had better get a plus one, as a recent survey has revealed nearly half of employees have witnessed a colleague cheating on their better half at the office Christmas bash.

A festive survey of 1,000 people, commissioned by leading Stationery company Euroffice, has revealed a staggering 43% of workers have been witness to a colleague copping off with someone other than their spouse at the Christmas do.

What’s more shocking still, 6% of amorous personnel have seen co-workers cheat while their partners were at the SAME party.

 

Surprisingly, when asked if it was ok to make out with a colleague at a Christmas party, 74% said no and only 37% actually admitted to a cheeky fling under the mistletoe.

This affectionate behaviour between colleagues can make for some very difficult situations for other attendees at an office gathering, as Tracey who works at a law firm in London remembers;

“The whole office knew two of the more senior lawyers were having an affair. We were still a little surprised when they disappeared together, even though their partners were at the party. It made for some pretty awkward chat over canapés.”

But cheating on a partner is only the third biggest fear for party-goers this festive season, with British office workers saying their biggest Christmas party fear is dancing embarrassingly and more senior colleague’s coming on to them.

 

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