New research shows that a third of Britain’s employees have been asked to share a room with a co-worker.
Almost a third of people have been forced to share a room with a colleague while travelling on business, according to new research.
One respondent to the survey said he was forced to pay for a separate room out of his own pocket after being kept awake by a colleague who laughed all night in his sleep.The survey, by hotels com, was commissioned after revelations that Foreign Secretary William Hague shared a twin room with his advisor. The research showed that 29% have been asked by their companies to share a room while 12% have been asked to go further and share a bed.
Those sharing most frequently are in Northern Ireland, where 39% of employees have been asked to double up, while Scottish companies asked just 23% of their employees to do the same.
The research discovered that 60% of British workers say they don’t feel it is appropriate to share with someone who isn’t a partner, friend or loved one.
More women (62%) than men (51%) feel it is inappropriate to share while 1 in 10 male workers said they have shared a room with a colleague they are attracted to.
The graphic above shows the main reasons why British people object to sharing a room. One respondent to the survey said he was forced to pay for a separate room out of his own pocket after being kept awake by a colleague who laughed all night in his sleep.