Birthday kisses from colleagues are a major annoyance for a third of people who celebrate their birthday at work, according to research by jobs website NationaleVacaturebank.nl, quoted by the Financieele Dagblad.
Next on the list of dislikes is singing (hated by 26%) and bad speeches (disliked by 24%).
A gift token is the most common present, if presents are given, the survey showed, while one in eight workers are given something ‘original’.
Some 15% of workers are prepared to donate more than €10 towards a present while 23% give between €6 and €10.
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