Holidays wreak havoc among colleagues

Something for the weekend…

Unscrupulous staff deliberately book time off to scupper their colleagues’ holiday plans, according to research by

Its anonymous poll of 480 employees revealed that one in 20 (5%) respondents had strategically booked their days off to spite a co-worker.

The research also found:

  • 13% of respondents kept quiet about their holiday intentions for fear of co-workers booking the same time.
  • 7% of respondents had lied about their holiday plans in order to double bluff colleagues.
  • 38% of respondents said holidays were identified as a potential source of office arguments.

A spokesperson from OfficeBroker said: “Holidays are meant to be relaxing. However, all too often the run up can be extremely stressful, especially when you have quite a few people in an office all wanting the same time off.”

You could say they’re not all very happy campers…