‘People confide more in colleagues than partners’

More than one in five employees are more likely to confide in their colleagues than in their partners, according to a poll.

More than one in five employees are more likely to confide in their colleagues than in their partners, according to a poll.
 
Researchers have found that workmates know at least five secrets about each other that their partner is completely unaware of.
 
Some 22 per cent of people reckon they feel closer to their work colleagues than their other half according to the poll by ink cartridge firm StinkyInk.com.
 
Nearly a quarter of people said on a day to day basis they get on better with coworkers than their spouse.
 
One in 10 male employees said given the opportunity they would also rather go on holiday with their work peers than their wife or girlfriend.
 
Two thirds of the 3,000 people polled felt that they spend the majority of their lives at their place of work and as a result 60 per cent of those polled believe that it’s inevitable you forge strong relationships with your peers. 
 
Half said they are sometimes so tired from a hard day at work, they rarely get precious time to converse with their family.
 
Some 29 per cent said there is constant chit-chat with their work colleagues and 51 per cent said when they aren’t busy at work they always talk about each other’s lives.
 
A third of people said they turn to colleagues if they are having problems in their relationship and one in 20 said they confide in work mates ‘very frequently’ about personal matters.
 
Some 30 per cent of those polled said they regard the majority of their colleagues as true friends.
 
More than half (54 per cent) said that they classed ‘one or two’ members of staff at their place of work as mates and 14 per cent even think they socialise more with colleagues than their partner.
 
One in ten workers go out every Friday for a drink after work without fail and 11 per cent also regularly have work friends around for dinner.
 
As a result of the social events – twenty per cent said their spouse has become friendly with other employees partners. Sixty-four per cent of those polled said that the people they work with made work much more pleasurable for them.
 





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