Workers in the North East like a laugh

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WORKERS in the North East know how to have a good time, according to a new survey.

Some 63 per cent said regularly had a laugh with colleagues and 48 per cent were happy to indulge in some light-hearted workplace gossip, according to research from T-Mobile.

Also, 24 per cent admitted their favourite part of the day was sharing a joke with colleagues.

Only four per cent of North East respondents said people are not supposed to have fun at work, compared to 19 per cent in Yorkshire and 20 per cent in Wales.

The research also revealed that workers in the North East are happiest in their current jobs and were the least likely to consider setting up a business on their own.

Some 62 per cent who responded, stated they have never considered running their own business, compared to 46 per cent nationwide.

Martin Stiven, of T-Mobile UK, said: “Our research was designed to understand the habits and motivations of UK workers.

“It’s great to see that workers in the North East know how to have a good time at work and are happy in their current workplace.”