Poll: 12% of employees have sex at work

Co-workers are more attractive in some industries, such as fashion modelling (pictured here) and maybe plumbing. (AP Photo)

Co-workers are more attractive in some industries, such as fashion modelling (pictured here) and maybe plumbing. (AP Photo)

Work is supposed to be about bringing home the bacon, not making it. But 12 percent of U.S. employees did not get that memo, according to Glassdoor, an online” jobs and career community” that occasionally likes to steam up the windows.

About 1,000 anonymous cubicle dwellers were polled. Here’s some of the findings:

  • Twelve percent admit to “making love” in the workplace. There’s no telling how many would have admitted to “making lust.”
  • Twenty-two percent say that while they have not “made love” in the workplace, they have thought about doing it, probably after watching a Spanish soap opera.
  • Forty-percent believe their co-workers have “made love” in the workplace. These are likely the same people that think you took the last cup of coffee.
  • Eighteen percent admit they are attracted to at least one of their co-workers, which tells me people aren’t drinking enough at work.
  • The majority (54%) say most office romances end with some or a lot of “awkwardness” at work. This is probably a reference to the serial “high fives” taking place near the water cooler.
  • More than one-third (37%) have been involved with a co-worker romantically. This figure is undoubtedly higher in some industries, such as long-haul trucking and professional sports.

40 comments Add your comment

Joe Bob

February 28th, 2013
12:04 pm

I once thought about making love in my work place. But then I looked around at the fat cows I have to work with and never thought about it again.

DJ

February 28th, 2013
12:08 pm

Wow that was mean and with a name like Joe Bob, they were probably on your farm. Good you didn’t think about it again because bestiality is against the law.

Anita

February 28th, 2013
12:12 pm

Sha Rogers

February 28th, 2013
12:12 pm

People please do not engaged in this. It is not professional and it’s just plain tacky(:

Telecommuting

February 28th, 2013
12:18 pm

I wish I worked in plumbing and sports.

Sandra Treadway

February 28th, 2013
12:19 pm

GRAPHITE

February 28th, 2013
12:31 pm

As a long distance trucker,doe’s the occasional “get lucky” count as the work place?

FoghornLeghorn

February 28th, 2013
12:31 pm

I wonder what the % is for pool boys?

Shine

February 28th, 2013
12:32 pm

Does making love with yourself count? I wondered why the ladies bathroom next to ours always has a humming sound bleeding through the wall. Now I know. Pocketbook vibrators.

Shine

February 28th, 2013
12:36 pm

The babe in the pic isnt eye candy at all. Only one piece of jewelry in the nose? Come one. Must have at least three in the nose, several in the lip, and some eyebrow piercings is always a plus if you want on the Shinetrain………….gag

Richard

February 28th, 2013
1:16 pm

My wife and I work together (was married to her long before we started a business). Now I don’t get any at home or work!

JASon

February 28th, 2013
1:24 pm

“Must have at least three in the nose, several in the lip…gag”

I must say I was thinking the same thing.

Relationship Expert

February 28th, 2013
1:32 pm

I must be getting old. We just rate women by their wattage (IQ): 100, 75, 60, 40,10, or 2. Lots of dim bulbs in my work space!

Office Worker

February 28th, 2013
1:40 pm

I thought the percentage would have been higher due to sex on the job for promotions. It’s a lot of that going on.

rum

February 28th, 2013
1:42 pm

Bring on the lot lizards. They should count.

Scooter

February 28th, 2013
1:45 pm

you must be joking. maybe when i was younger and i could bend over and touch my ankles, but not today. I’m afraid I might fart.

Charlie Sheen

February 28th, 2013
2:14 pm

Whats the statistic for more than one fling at work? haha

Young Boy

February 28th, 2013
2:16 pm

Did the people at GlassDoor poll their own employees?

Prez Obozo

February 28th, 2013
2:22 pm

If it was supposed to be with the blonde Goth subculture it would never come to be. I would run from her in a dark alley…..

CJ

February 28th, 2013
2:24 pm

DJ Toooo funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pb

February 28th, 2013
2:28 pm

Do you really think people are going to tell the truth in a survey like this? Some are going to lie and say they did, just to sound cool. Other will lie because they are ashamed they did. But I am sure it does happen. But not a good idea for long-term employment prospects, unless you own the company.

The Philosopher

February 28th, 2013
2:29 pm

Well! I thought somebody had been messing with my office chair height after hours! Thankfully, it’s sparse-woven fabric. Guess I’ll leave my Skype camera running tonight.

Wutehvah

February 28th, 2013
2:43 pm

Ralph-43

February 28th, 2013
2:46 pm

I gues that’s why the Yahoo C.E.O. wants all the guys who have been working at home to get back to the office. (She’s not pregnant anymore.)

LB

February 28th, 2013
2:48 pm

I have had sex in the work place…and i loved it. The breakroom and the bathroom lol.

Bi-Curious Al

February 28th, 2013
2:56 pm

Were Larry Sinclair & Barry H. 0bama considered “0n the Clock” when they were alleged to have been “0n the Down Low” together?

Mr. ALL THE WAY TURNT UP

February 28th, 2013
2:59 pm

I like to utilize my office after hours, once Ive finished drinking 10 Jager bombs throughout a work day. Its a real confidence booster.

Hughie Hogg

February 28th, 2013
3:05 pm

I seem to recall a former president who was accused of having sex at work but turned out it was all just a misunderstanding involving a cigar.

black boortz

February 28th, 2013
3:11 pm

The real question is is this happening at the offices of the AJC?

Tell you what: I wouldn’t mind “hiking the Appalachian trail” with the black lady doing weather over at CBS 46. With an iPhone, I DON’T need a weather person, but I’ll tune in for her!

black boortz

February 28th, 2013
3:13 pm

OK, I just checked her bio and she’s WAY outta my league. But if I get a job at CBS Atlanta as, say, a janitor……..well, 88% is a hard number to overcome.

blkshepherd

February 28th, 2013
3:14 pm

And while folks are Knocking Boots, I want to know who’s minding the store? Office? Probably a perfect time for the Office Thief to make his/her rounds while your away from your area in the storage room/extended break, Rutting. The thought of it just gives me chills..Hmm..then you wonder why it smells like sex in this storage room..

black boortz

February 28th, 2013
3:19 pm

I think they should’ve asked how many people have had office affairs, because I bet that number is MUCH higher. Just to have “relations” at the office specifically is a bit dangerous. But to do it outside the office…..

Word of advice to all office men: DO NOT EVER……..under ANY circumstances……date that woman in HR. You WILL regret it–I don’t care WHAT your position may be. Do NOT date ANYONE in HR. Payroll, maybe, but DEFINITELY not hr. You can’t hide ANYTHING from them.

“So, Mr. ‘Black Boortz,’ you have THREE kids and a WIFE!!!!!!????? AND you have THREE creditors waiting to garnish your wages????”

“Hamina, hamina, hamina, hamina………”

Wutehvah

February 28th, 2013
3:21 pm

Costanza “You’re getting a raiseeeeeeeee!!! Ah….”

Young Boy

February 28th, 2013
3:26 pm

“Twenty-two percent say that while they have not “made love” in the workplace, they have thought about doing it,….”

I don’t care where you work, 100% of the men at YOUR have thought about “it.” Matter of fact, many of them probably thought about “it” and YOU.

Gary Lamb

February 28th, 2013
3:33 pm

I did it in the office….then the rest of the church staff found out and I had to leave and start another church.

GeeWhiz, WhyNot

February 28th, 2013
3:35 pm

This report and numbers mentioned are meaningless, without considering: number of incidents per individual, over how many years, and same person relations in office vs outside situations.

Bob

February 28th, 2013
3:48 pm

I am not surprised. I have sex many times a week while at work and don’t even have any co-workers. I can only imagine how fun it would be to work in a large office setting rather than being self employed sitting around watching free porn.

Not Even . . .

February 28th, 2013
4:50 pm

Twleve percent seems pretty low to me. I get scr3w3d at work all the time . . .

Jason Prather

March 1st, 2013
7:31 am

After the CLinton administration what’s wrong with this, and allowing Sandra (s–t) Fluke being allowed to join the Obama campaign while he ives out free cell phones how can this be so shocking?!

steveL

March 5th, 2013
12:30 pm

After doing all the housework,cleaning up etc. Try grabing your wife by her pony tail,spanking her for not doing her work and throwing her on the couch and handling your business like you suppose to!!! Women love that ish!!! Trust try it out!!