The professions with the highest level of office upset

According to research from Two-thirds of office-based workers have fallen out over the kitchen cleanliness and washing up over the past year.



Other upset-causing acts for office workers include: talking loudly (52%); lateness and poor timekeeping (45%); bad personal hygiene (37%); running out of milk, coffee and tea bags (28%); and lost or stolen food or drink (23%). 15% said they would directly confront a co-worker about the above, while 35% said they would do what I like to call the ‘British confrontation’ – a passive-aggressive email or note.



It is the younger members of staff, those aged between 18- and 24-years-old, who are most likely to have a confrontation over a work-based issue.



The industries with the highest level of office upset

  1. Financial services (93%)
  2. Information and communications (89%)
  3. Healthcare (85%)
  4. Real estate (84%)
  5. Education (83%)



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