Jess Commons | Deputy Editor | Monday, 16 May 2016

Here\'s How Many Of Us Go To Work With A Hangover

Here's How Many Of Us Go To Work With A Hangover

The Debrief: A lot of us admit coming in regularly hungover but as for the rest, someone's telling porkies

According to a study by some chaps over at the very important and not very fun sounding Willis PMI group (no offense), a lot of us are showing up to work after drinking a lot of a lot of booze on regular occasions.

Almost one in five of 18 - 34 year olds admit to going to work with a hangover that prevents them from being productive over 30 times in the last 12 months. For older people (aka ones with responsibilities) it's less than 5%.

The dudes over at Willis found that, although going to work 30 times in a year with a severe hangover seems quite high, just 35% of men admit to having gone to work with a hangover at all, whilst 18% of women did.

Which seems like it might be a fib.

Especially when you consider that 26% of the 18-34 year olds reckon their employer is contributing to the unhealthy levels of drinking amonst the staff.

Mike Blake, the Director at Willis PMI and a guy who brings all the lols says, 'The health dangers of excessive alcohol consumption, from organ damage to a weakening of the body’s immune system, have been well publicised, but the impact of lost productivity to UK plc is often overlooked.'

So, what's going on? Meh, the terms 'hangover' and 'productivity' are quite subjective. Sometimes you can smash a day at work after a bottle of wine and sometimes, half a beer might leave you weeping in your chair. Which makes it unlikely that the survey taker hasn't ever been hungover at work. Especially that, in a lot of places, it sounds like the bosses are clearly buying the booze.

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Tags: Boozing, Working Girl