02/12/2013 07:13 GMT | Updated 02/12/2013 07:15 GMT

Your Boss May Give Crap Christmas Presents But It Could Be A Lot Worse

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If you were one of the lucky few whose boss gave them dog food, an out of date Easter egg or a Cup A Soup sachet for Christmas, you may be thinking: how could it possibly get worse?

Well, you could be one of the 42% who, a recent survey revealed, don't receive anything - not even a chocolate finger.

The survey of 7,000 Brits, by Argos for Business, found that if employers were feeling generous, the majority would prefer gift vouchers.

Sadly for some, 'rewards' have entailed a banana, vegetable peelers, a live turkey and a dance-off - as well as all of the above. One man was also surprised to receive a hairdressing voucher even though he’s bald.

For bosses reading this while taking a break in between wrapping up the cat food, what Brits really want - apart from vouchers - are food hampers or pamper days.

There's added motivation too - for those whose employers were generous, 37% said they felt more motivated about returning to work after the Christmas break.

Regions least likely to receive a gift from their employer:

  • 1. South East (20.5%)
  • 2. Midlands (16.7%)
  • 3. North West (14.3%)
  • 4. North East (11.4%)
  • 5. London (11.3%)
  • 6. Scotland (10%)
  • 7. South West (8.5%)
  • 8. Wales (3.9%)
  • 9. Northern Ireland (3.4%)


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