You probably spend more time with your colleagues than you do your family.
But according to new research, one in ten people like less than half of their work colleagues, with one in 50 saying they don’t like ANY of them.
A poll by YouGov Omnibus and Yahoo News UK asked 2,034 Britons how much they like the colleagues they work with directly.
One in five (22%) said they like all of their colleagues, with four in ten (41%) saying they like more than half – making 60% of us who like at least half of our colleagues.
Yet 12% say they like less than half of their colleagues, with one in 50 (2%) people admitting they don’t like any of the people they work directly with.
The poll features in the latest episode of Yahoo’s Britain Is a Nation Of… which looks at the nation’s attitudes towards work.
Listen to the full episode of Britain is a Nation of… below
“There weren’t that many differences in terms of gender or age,” Victoria Waldersee, data journalist at YouGov, told the podcast.
“Women are slightly more likely than men to say they like most of their colleagues, I don’t know if they’re more likely to be like, ‘yeah, they’re nice’.
“And the funny thing that did come out of this is that people in the middle of their working lives, so aged 35-44 are most likely to say that they like less than half of their colleagues – the national average is around one in seven but among those aged 35-44 it’s one in five.
“So I don’t know whether that’s that you’re at an age when you’ve been with the same people for a number of years and you’re getting sick of them… but that was the finding.”