One in ten Brits would flirt their way to a promotion

Date published: 16 October 2019

Almost thirteen percent of UK office workers would flirt with their boss in order to secure a promotion, while eleven percent would wear suggestive clothing, according to a new study for Vanquis Bank.

The research looked at what Brits will do to get promoted, with the most common method being to take on additional work, with over a third of participants saying they’d happily do this.

This was closely followed by complimenting a senior colleague or boss.

Here are the top things Brits will do to get promoted:
1.    Take on additional work – 35.2%
2.    Compliment a senior colleague / boss – 25.1%
3.    Flirt with a senior colleague/boss – 12.9%
4.    Wear suggestive clothing – 11.1%
5.    Offer money outside of the workplace – 9.6%

The study also looked into what Brits are doing to deal with annoying colleagues, with 40% saying they’ve had a verbal confrontation with someone at work, while almost a third have complained to their boss about a colleague.

Here are the top things Brits are doing to annoying colleagues:
1.    Verbal confrontation – 40%
2.    Complaining to their boss – 32%
3.    Badmouthing someone and their work to other colleagues behind their back – 27%
4.    Complaining to HR – 21%
5.    Trying to embarrass them in meetings in front of colleagues or clients – 14%

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