Do you fear losing your job owing to the economic downturn? Well, then get into your best gear and start flirting with your boss, at least that's what a poll has suggested.
The new poll of 2,500 adults commissioned by Allianz Insurance revealed that workers are spending longer in the office, dressing smarter and flirting with their bosses to avoid redundancy.
Because of the credit crunch, six out of 10 people are worried about losing their job in 2009.
Thus, to save themselves from the axe looming over their head, 40 percent of office goers are working extra hours, making an effort to talk to senior colleagues and dressing more professionally.
In fact, some of them are even resorting to flirting with their boss to gain favour.
The poll revealed that workers in Gloucester were the most likely flirt to keep their jobs, with eight percent thinking of resorting to the tactic, compared to the national average of one percent.
However, 42 percent of those surveyed in UK, fear financial ruin if they became unemployed.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) predicted that this year, 1,600 people could lose their jobs every day.
"In July 2007, just 2.4% of employment-related calls concerned redundancy, rising to 36% in July 2008," Sky News quoted Mark Bishop, spokesman for Allianz Insurance, as saying.