Office politics is top worker gripe

24-11-2006

Office politics is top worker gripe
Office politics has topped a poll of things employees can't stand about their workplaces.

Following the dreaded office politics, with its backbiting and bickering, were complaints about the physical workspace itself, with poor working conditions cited as a major gripe.

Long working hours were another popular complaint in the poll of 2,000 workers carried out by Combine Insurance, with workplace bullying also found to be a key fear.

For many workers, the gripes meant that they hated going to work altogether, something that is not surprising according to Nigel Brittle of Combined Insurance.

He said: "Given that our own research has shown that for most British workers, the majority of their monthly pay packet is committed to everyday living costs before it even hits their bank account, it's hardly surprising so many people don't enjoy going to work."

A recent study from the Chartered Management Institute found that two-thirds of employees felt that workplace bullying was becoming more common in the UK, with 70 per cent claiming they had witnessed the misuse of power in the workplace as a tool to intimidate colleagues.


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