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Graduates 'stressed out' by colleague actions

Published: Wednesday, 14 November 2007   Category: Life after graduation

As graduates join the workforce, they quickly learn that things can be quite different to university life. According to building society Britannia, 27 million employees in the UK get stressed out by the infuriating behaviour of their co-workers.

A new report, entitled 'Workplace Woes', revealed that 94 per cent of the nation's workforce feels unfairly affected by the selfish acts of their colleagues on a regular basis.

Some three fifths (62 per cent) have been put out by others taking credit for their hard work, while 53 per cent find nothing more frustrating than other people using their possessions.

Workers willing to call in sick for a sneaky day off were a major cause of frustration for 24 per cent of their colleagues.

Tim Franklin, managing director of member business at Britannia, said: "It's concerning to see that so many of us are affected by the unfair behaviour of other people at work.

"Considering we spend a large percentage of our time at work it’s worryingly that nearly all of us feel stressed and annoyed by the people we work with."

The survey revealed that 27 per cent of the country believes that the workplace is the most unfair environment in life and that their colleague's actions generally have a negative impact on their mental wellbeing.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18356082-ADNFCR

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