27% of British people feel especially aware of their accents while on the phone at work.
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Do your working relationships always run smooth? Or do you find yourself embroiled in arguments, office politics or unproductive dynamics?
Office politics is the one thing young people are least prepared for when starting their first job, according to a new study by the Co-op. The study, which coincides with young people finishing their GCSE’s and A Levels, comes as many them are about to enter the workforce for the first time.
A third (33 percent) of UK workers cite office politics when asked to consider why unhappiness in the workplace arises.
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