How can they find the time Office staff working long hours are FIVE times more likely to have an affair
Employees who work more than 45 hours a week the likely candidatesWorkers grow closer as they spend long nights in the office
Video game developers work longest hours averaging 72 hour work weeks
12:58 GMT, 22 February 2013
14:37 GMT, 22 February 2013
Working overtime is task most of us are forced to do, but staff who rack up the extra hours in the office are five times more likely to have an affair.
And while many people working more than 45 hours during the working week struggle to get any quality personal time at all, some flirty employees manage to find the time and energy to get frisky with their colleagues during long, lonely evenings in the office.
A new study, by website Notatwork.co.uk and
married dating site IllicitEncounters.com, found those doing the most
hours also reported a higher than average number of work-based affairs.
Office affair: Staff who work overtime are five times more likely to have an affair
According to Illicit Encounters
spokesman Mike Taylor, the estimated seven million people
working extra unpaid hours to cling on to their jobs risk getting into a
clinch with overworked colleagues.
He said: 'Working longer hours without additional pay or benefits can push people into making bad relationship decisions.
Stressful overtime Long nights spent in the office can lead to bad relationship decisions
'Workers can find themselves in
the office late at night, exhausted and feeling low and take comfort
with a co-worker in the same situation.
'This can then develop as they spend more time with each other than they are with their spouses.
'Over 54 per cent of all workers
admitted that at some point in their career they have considered
engaging in a work-based affair and this study shows the likelihood of
them doing so increases exponentially when working hours are increased.'
Video games developers notched the greatest number of hours at work during the week, slaving away for an average of 72 hours.
Workers in the medical and financial professions clock in for an average of 68 and 63 hours a week respectively, while journalists routinely work 57 hour weeks.
The study claims that every time a staff member has to work over the contracted hours the chance of them bedding a co-worker grows.
Well, it certainly beats reading reports.