Belfast Telegraph

Socialising with colleagues can boost productivity but has pitfalls

One in 10 workers have a drink with colleagues several times a month, but many are sent home for being hungover, a study finds.

A survey of 2,000 adults by jobs site Glassdoor revealed 4% had been sacked for being drunk during working hours.

One in four of those questioned said they refused to drink at work events, while 9% had been sent home for having a hangover..

David Whitby of Glassdoor said: "Socialising with colleagues should have the sole purpose of building, not damaging relationships.

"It's very possible to form genuine friendships with people at work which in turn can increase productivity within teams."