- Surveyors have an affair while on the job more than any other profession, a new survey of over 3,000 people has revealed
- Plumbers, carpenters and electricians are also among the most adulterous during work hours, finishing 2nd to 4th respectively
- 55% cited the freedom of movement their job affords as the biggest factor behind their ability to have an affair while at work
- 40% stated that being self-employed was the number one factor
- The results are brought to you by IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity
Less interesting than a fireman, not as heroic as a doctor – being a surveyor seldom turns heads.
Slip under the radar they might, but perhaps they shouldn’t, as a new survey has revealed that surveyors are the most likely to have an affair while on the job.
IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, surveyed over 3,000 men from a variety of different disciplines, with over 60% admitting to having an affair while on the job. Of those who said yes, 15% were surveyors.
A string of manual labour jobs, namely plumbers, carpenters and electricians, occupied positions two to four, with 13%, 12% and 10% respectively.
The survey also found that almost a third (31%) of respondents who admitted to having an affair while working also said that they are having an affair with more than one person, while 55% cited the freedom of movement their job affords as the biggest factor behind their ability to have an affair while at work – 40% stated that being self-employed was the number one factor.
Christian Grant, spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com, explains:
“The key word here is ‘freedom.’ Being out of the office for hours on end, without the peering eyes of your boss or colleagues, gives you a ton of time and a whole lot of opportunity. And with surveyors often travelling the length and breadth of the country, they can expand their horizons and meet people far outside their locale, decreasing the risk that they’ll be spotted by someone from their neighbourhood.
Similarly, electricians, plumbers and carpenters are regularly on the move, but they can often be their own boss too. They decide their own hours, pick and choose their own clients, and ultimately have no one to report to.
They’ll pop a text to their partner to let them know that a job has overrun and shoot off to fix someone else’s plumbing, so to speak.
In contrast, it’s very difficult for a doctor or a teacher for example to find an opportunity during the working day to meet with their mistress.”
The full results are as follows:
Most Likely to Cheat While on the Job:
- Other (24%)
- Surveyor (15%)
- Plumber (13%)
- Carpenter (12%)
- Electrician (10%)
- Higher Management/Senior Executives (9%)
- Lawyer (7%)
- Gardener (6%)
- Holiday Rep (4%)
NOTES TO EDITOR
IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity. With over 1,000,000 genuine UK users since 2004, you’re sure to find your perfect match.
Established in 2004, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 10 years. Our members have one thing in common – they are all looking for a little romance outside their current relationship. Whether that’s the occasional bit of flirtatious chat, a regular coffee date, or a full-blown affair, that’s up to them.
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