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Bosses beware! You may not be welcome at your Christmas party...

London, 3 December 2014 - A third of UK workers don’t want the boss at their Christmas party according to new research from Monster.co.uk. The study of 2,000 employed adults found that 32 per cent would prefer their boss didn’t make an appearance at the annual knees up.

The key reasons Brits don’t want their boss at the Christmas party were revealed to be:

- Unable to relax around them (49%)
- They always want to talk about work (25%)
- They’re boring (22%)
- I am worried I will tell them ‘what I really think about them’ (20%)
- Worried about embarrassing myself in front of them (17%)

A further one in eight (12%) said their boss tries to chat up people at the Christmas party and gets ‘sleazy’. In addition, eight per cent of men are worried they may have one too many and actually try and hit their boss.

However, the results suggest that when the boss ‘chats up’ their staff, they do sometimes get lucky. More than one in ten (11%) working Brits say they have been ‘romantically involved’ with their boss.

Andrew Sumner, Managing Director of Monster.co.uk in the UK and Ireland, explained: "While many have a great working relationship with their boss, the annual Christmas party is supposed to be a time to relax, celebrate and have fun after a year of working hard. But is seems that some bosses just can’t get out of work mode and end up spoiling the fun for everyone."

"I’d advise bosses to take the tie off and give themselves a ‘no work chat’ rule – the office party is a great opportunity to get to know colleagues on a more personal level. For workers I’d suggest that the number one rule is not to hit the alcohol too hard. We all know we can do things we regret after a few drinks, so make sure you don’t do anything which could come back to haunt you the following day."

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Notes to editors

About the research

The research was conducted in November 2014 amongst 2,000 employed UK adults.

About Monster UK

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