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Property employees not angels at Christmas party!

Em Morley - December 9, 2015

Tis the season to be merry…and for many of us, we save our greatest glad tidings until the annual work’s do.

With party season in full swing, new research has revealed how Britain’s workers across many sectors REALLY behave when outside of the office.

The (fully impartial) research suggests that those in the property sector are most likely to cause a snowball following their antics at the Christmas bash.

Ho ho..oh no

8% of property sector employees have admitted to being ‘sacked’ following too much fun under the mistletoe. One in ten said that they ended up on Santa’s naughty list when back in the office.

The rise of Facebook has been snow-joke for many of us property folk, with 1 in 5 employees facing a frosty reception with their other halves following an inappropriate picture or status from the party.

However, one in four of us look at the Christmas do as an excuse to use the romantic element of the festive season and tell a colleague that they fancy sharing a mince pie with them.

30% said that they have learned lessons from last year and as a result, will be less crackers!

Property employees not angels at Christmas party!

Property employees not angels at Christmas party!

Sector shenanigans

But before the property industry gets too much of a bad reputation, other sectors were also found not to be full of angels!


Those in the travel sector were found to be most amorous spirit, with a whopping 42% saying they have kissed a colleague at an office party, with one in four wished they could get on a plane the next day!

10% said that they were planning on getting lost in the snow this year as they couldn’t trust themselves!

Energy and utilities

14% of energy and utility workers made property professionals look like good little boys and girls, saying they had been dumped by their partner after one too many sherrys and misbehaviour at the bash. Another 14% are planning on using the Christmas party to tell another colleague that they don’t like them. Well, at least it saves on Christmas cards…

Marketing and Advertising

At least the marketing and advertising sector contains some wise men (and women), with 36% saying that they would drink much less year to avoid embarrassing themselves.

Christmas cheer

As a whole, the research revealed:

  • 26% have kissed a colleague at the Christmas do
  • 21% expect to do something embarrassing this year
  • 1 in 10 plan to tell someone they like them at the party
  • 26% said that they will drink less in order to behave themselves!

So there we have it. Property professionals should behave like those in the Marketing industry. Or maybe…just one more drink…