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“Some people at the office Christmas party are annoying!” says office Christmas party venue

Christmas is right around the corner, and the office Christmas party season is still in full swing, which is why ‘experts’ have been talking to the Daily Star and Daily Mail about the annoying people you work with, and how they’re the same as the annoying people everyone else works with.

Who are these experts, you might ask? Be they psychologists? Sociologists? Christmasologists? No…

‘We’ve been hosting Christmas staff parties for nearly 40 years at Browns and despite the changing fads and fashions, we’ve seen just about everything in that time,’ says a spokesman for bar and brasserie chain Browns, who commissioned the report.

‘The faces may change as quickly as the music at these staff parties but one thing is constant – the 10 staff party characters who are present.

The experts are pub chain Browns, whose expertise comes in the form of having had office Christmas parties take place in their establishments for a purported four decades – and they’re trying to make sure they remain a viable venue well into their fifth decade, with stories like this.

“Women worry about their appearance!” says slimwear manufacturer

“Women worry about their appearance!” says slimwear manufacturer

Life as a woman in the modern world is tricky, what with the constant need to be looking glamorous, attractive and thin. That constant need, of course, having been generated in part by articles such as these, placed helpfully into the Express and the Daily Mail by a manufacturer of slimwear:

Michele Duncan, spokeswoman for the study commissioned by Lycra Beauty owners Invista, said: “It’s surprising to think women are spending such a large amount of their time concerned about their appearance.

“Simple things such as choosing the right shape-wear can go a long way to alleviating those body shape concerns, leaving you to be able to get on with your day, worry-free.”

If you’re not worrying about your appearance, ladies, perhaps there’s something wrong with you, as you’re clearly not normal. And if you are worrying about your appearance, choosing the right undergarments can help you stop worrying, according to this entirely-unbiased company.

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“It’s hard looking after a baby – especially when they get ill!” says children’s medicine company

“Men are attracted to the colour red!” says voucher website confusing ‘men’ and ‘bulls’

“Men are attracted to the colour red!” says voucher website confusing ‘men’ and ‘bulls’

There we have it, ladies – if it’s a man you’re after, you’d best wear red. Similarly, if you’re looking to bag yourself a bull, wearing red works for that too. Wear too much red and, presumably, you’re in danger of dating a minotaur.

Still, while there’s nothing groundbreaking in the revelation that women look attractive when dressed in red, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a company behind the article looking to cash in on a well-worn stereotype:

‘Whilst it may well be considered fickle to base the odds of a second date with someone on the colour they choose to wear upon an initial meeting, the fact is that we make our primary assessments of potential partners extremely quickly,’ said George Charles of vouchercodespro.co.uk, who commissioned the research.

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“Engagement rings say a lot about a person!” says jewellery website

“Men: you should be clean shaven!” says retailer selling shaving products

“Saying ‘sex’ helps us get our name into the newspapers!” says voucher company looking for coverage

Playing into some easy stereotypes around drunk men and disappointed women, who is the company using sex to make the headlines this time?

George Charles, marketing director of Voucher Codes Pro, which commissioned the survey, said: ‘The emphasis of wedding night sex for married couples is no longer a huge factor.

‘It may be that the stress and pressure of organising a wedding takes the main priority, especially considering such a large proportion of couples have been living together for years.’

“Loads of women dye their hair!” says voucher website offering beauty treatments

Who might have bought this space in the newspaper to remind women to book that hair appointment?

A spokesman for vouchercloud.com, who conducted the research, said: ‘To think that a sixth of women don’t know what their natural hair colour is is quite an eye opener, but I suppose if you’ve been colouring your hair for years on end, it probably does fade from memory.

Vouchercloud.com, of course, have an extensive range of Health and Beauty vouchers and deals on offer.

“You won’t get a job without wearing make-up!” says make-up retailer

Would you employ someone if they refused to wear make-up, and were a woman? According to the latest ‘research’, the answer might well be no:

British Bosses less likely to employ women who don’t wear makeup

Women who wear make-up are more likely to be employed than those who opt for a natural look, a survey revealed.

MORE than two thirds of British Bosses said they would be less likely to employ a female job applicant if she didn’t wear make-up at interview.

Source: Daily Star, 18th October 2013

Two thirds of British bosses say women should wear makeup if they want a successful career

More than two thirds of British bosses said they would be less likely to employ a female job applicant if she didn’t wear make-up at interview.

The survey also showed that 49 percent of bosses said it would be a major factor if the job was in sales or was a public-facing role in the company.

Figures were similar for promotion prospects with 60.8 percent of company executives saying that if female staff members didn’t wear cosmetics on a regular basis it would have a detrimental effect.

Source: Daily Mail, 17th October 2013

If the results of this ‘research’ are accurate, wearing make-up can have a huge effect on a woman’s chances of securing that dream job – which leaves us only to ascertain how accurate the findings actually are. A quick look to the company who created the study may help shed some light on that particular question:

Emma Leslie, beauty editor at escentual.com, who conducted the research, said: ‘Whether rightly or wrongly, British bosses clearly think that keeping up appearances at work is an important factor for female staff if they want to get on in their career.

‘It’s also quite startling to learn that women feel that they need make-up in order to impress at work, and our survey showed there is a strong psychological element to wearing make-up that makes women feel more poised, confident and ‘put together’.

No surprises to discover, then, that the company telling women they need to wear make-up to be taken seriously are a company who sell make-up. 

You couldn’t make it up.

“People love ‘extreme’ honeymoons!” says ‘extreme’ travel agency

“People love ‘extreme’ honeymoons!” says ‘extreme’ travel agency

While bungee jumping and surfing might not be everyone’s idea of a relaxing honeymoon, a travel agent specialising in trips involving bungee jumping and surfing would like to convince you such honeymoons are increasingly popular:

Derek Jones, of luxury holiday specialist Kuoni, who conducted the poll, said: ‘We’re seeing a growing trend for “special occasion” travel.

‘This shows that couples still want that romantic beach idea with unparalleled service and excellent hotels in places like Mauritius and the Maldives, but they are also leaning towards a more active, cultural and authentic experience on honeymoon.

‘People are no longer content with a week or two lounging around by the beach or pool, instead newly married couples are hoping for a bit of adventure, they want to learn more about the country they are visiting and return home with tales of the amazing things they have seen and done.’

And if you’re convinced by this ‘research’ – which was conducted via Bad PR regulars OnePoll – I’m sure Derek Jones has a few ideas about where you could book your very own extreme honeymoon.

View the original press release on kuoni.co.uk

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