Half Of People Avoid Tea Rounds At Work Because They Are Lazy, Says Study
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A new survey has found that half of office workers refuse to make a brew round at work because they are 'too lazy'.
We all have that one colleague who is more than happy to accept the offer of a brew on a regular basis but never returns the favour.
And it turns out that they also aren't afraid to admit that it's just because they are lazy.
In research of 2,000 adults, half admitted to avoiding making themselves a cup of tea or coffee at work so they don't have to make one for colleagues.
The report said: "While employees are direct on some issues, they'd rather avoid the situation completely than feel obliged to make a brew for others."
So next time you're going to make a cuppa for everyone on your desk, just remember not to offer your colleague who never bothers to put the kettle on.
The research also found that four out of five workers 'found small talk boring', especially when it involves football, children, the weather or what you did at the weekend.
That's right, no one wants to hear about your five-year-old son's goal he scored in the pouring rain at the weekend.
One thing that officer workers did find acceptable was physical contact in the workplace including a kiss on the cheek, high fives or hugs.
Ricky Martin, founder of Hyper Recruitment Solutions, who commissioned the survey said: "We often hear and read in the media how physical contact at work isn't acceptable, yet the results suggest otherwise.
"Of course, physical contact isn't always appropriate or well received so I'd advise it's essential to be aware of factors such as personality, religion and culture.
"What might be regarded as friendly in one culture may be deemed as deeply offensive in another.
"However, as the results suggest, should the relationship be there and requited, it shouldn't be frowned upon for colleagues to hug, high-five or give one another a pat on the back."