Alcohol fuels rise in ‘sickie’ syndrome

A
new survey shows more than a third of Brits have taken a day off because they
are too worse for wear to come to work.

And
the survey, by jobs website Monster, shows that for a quarter of Brits, this is
not a one-off occurrence.

Of
the 2,147 visitors to the website who answered the question: "Have you
ever taken a day off because of a hangover?" :


40 per cent (860) said: ‘No – I always come to work however hungover I am’


25 per cent (542) – said: ‘I have never been hungover whilst at work’


24 per cent (506) – said: ‘Yes, several times’


11 per cent (239) – said: ‘Yes, but only once’

"In
the UK we have a ‘long-hours, high-stress’ culture, and many employers will
accept that workers need to let off steam now and again," said Kim Walma,
marketing director at Monster.co.uk.

"However,
when the occasional hangover turns into frequent absenteeism, a company’s
performance and bottom line can be adversely affected, not to mention the
health of the employee in question."

www.monster.co.uk

By Quentin Reade

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