Tea round 'heading for extinction'

Press Association
File photo dated 12/08/09 of a cup of tea as the traditional office tea round is becoming extinct, with workers saying they are too busy to make colleagues a cuppa, according to a new study. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday March 24, 2014. Research among 1,200 employees found that a third would rather just make themselves a drink and get back to work. Many of those polled by older people's charity Royal Voluntary Service admitted they made excuses for not making a round of drinks, such as waiting until colleagues left the office, or deliberately making a poor brew so they were not asked again. Two out of five workers said their boss never made them a cup of tea or coffee, even though on average they have five hot drinks every day. The charity called on companies to help save the tea round as part of its annual Great Brew Break fundraising event from April 28 to May 4. See PA story INDUSTRY Tea. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire
File photo dated 12/08/09 of a cup of tea as the traditional office tea round is becoming extinct, with workers saying they are too busy to make colleagues a cuppa, according to a new study. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday March 24, 2014. Research among 1,200 employees found that a third would rather just make themselves a drink and get back to work. Many of those polled by older people's charity Royal Voluntary Service admitted they made excuses for not making a round of drinks, such as waiting until colleagues left the office, or deliberately making a poor brew so they were not asked again. Two out of five workers said their boss never made them a cup of tea or coffee, even though on average they have five hot drinks every day. The charity called on companies to help save the tea round as part of its annual Great Brew Break fundraising event from April 28 to May 4. See PA story INDUSTRY Tea. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%The traditional office tea round is becoming extinct, with workers saying they are too busy to make colleagues a cuppa, according to a new study.

Research among 1,200 employees found that a third would rather just make themselves a drink and get back to work.