Maybe a way to get over the tensions of the day is for all of us to move to the UK. This just came off the news wire here in the US.
Updated 11:13 AM ET December 7, 2000
LONDON (Reuters) - Twenty-eight percent of British working women say they have had sex in the office and 65 percent of them don't regret it, according to a survey published on Thursday.
The most popular location for workplace sex was "his office," a venue favored by 25 percent, with "her office" preferred by 16 percent.
Other places used for sex included cloakrooms (16 percent), the boss's office (12 percent), on the boss's desk (10 percent), the lift (nine percent), the office car park (five percent), the canteen (four percent) and in a cupboard (four percent).
The survey for newwoman.co.uk, a Web site for women, was conducted among 2,000 working women aged between 18 and 35.
It showed that 82 percent of working women flirt with a male colleague and 89 percent believed that a little bit of flirting at work is good for their health and confidence.
A more determined 20 percent said they would be prepared to have sex with their male boss "regardless of whether or not they fancied him if it meant certain promotion."
Carmel Hayes of newwoman.co.uk said: "Working women will happily massage the egos of male colleagues. They see it as a bit of fun, and even better if it helps them up the career ladder."
The survey found that two out 10 women had sex with their boss and 15 percent of those ended up by marrying him.
Just as well, really, according to newwoman's editor, Lorraine Eames.
"With so many offices hotbeds of sexual intrigue, it's not surprising that some major companies are now attempting to make workplace romances a breach of contract in a bid to boost productivity and ensure that messy relationship splits don't spill into company time," she said.