New love, new me


A new survey by  survey has revealed that nearly half of Brits (44 per cent) want to change jobs this year.

This Valentine’s Day, loves triumphs, as people stated they would rather ditch their job than their partner (five per cent), with one in five meeting their other half in work.

The other things Brits are looking to change include their lifestyle (15 per cent), and finances (13 per cent).

Andy Sumner, Managing Director for Monster UK & Ireland, commented, “With colleagues working in close proximity to one other for many hours a week, it’s not surprising that a number of Brits have met their other halves in the workplace. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so if you’re thinking of dating a colleague, there are a few things you should consider.

“Firstly, be open and honest with your colleague. Misleading a colleague could severely damage your reputation within a company as well as your relationship with other colleagues.

"Also, try to keep things discreet. Though it may be tempting to tell all, be mindful that this will place your situation under the microscope and add pressure to your relationship.

"Finally, take notice of and fully understand what is built into your contract and permitted regarding this sensitive subject. If your company policy makes things awkward, don’t panic. There are plenty of jobs out there which will allow you to find your perfect match in both work and play.”

Monster poll results based on 7,128 respondents: January 2017

What’s the one thing you want to change the most?

% of votes



Fitness / healthy eating


Work / life balance




Learn new skill / hobby





Monster poll results based on 2,244 respondents: February 2017

Romance and work…should you mix the two?

% of votes

No – never


Yes – I don’t see a problem with it


Not sure


Yes – it’s how I met my ‘other half’


No – I did and it affected my career