I Pity the Flirt

That creepy guy that flirted with you at work? You can now officially pity their sad, sad lives:

Men who flirt at work tend to be less satisfied with their job. This is the finding of post-graduate business psychologists Chadi Moussa and Adrian Banks, from the University of Surrey [...]

Chadi explained: "Previous research has shown that people flirt for various reasons, which include increasing their self-esteem, fun and romance. If men are feeling unsatisfied in their roles, then they may resort to flirting to keep them entertained and this would partially explain the negative relationship. While flirting can have benefits, excessive flirting at work may be a sign that you're unsatisfied with your job or simple bored. These findings contradict popular notions that flirting at work can make employees mores satisfied or perform better."

Link - via The Atlantic Wire (Image: Shutterstock)


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1) Where in the study did it say that men who flirt are all creeps?

The article from The Atlantic Wire really goes overboard with this:

Title: "Creepy Men Who Flirt at Work Hate Their Lives"

First two sentences: "We always knew the creeps had it coming. The British Psychological Society reports that men who flirt at work, (also known as sleaze balls) tend to be less satisfied at their job."

Wow, just wow.

2) Isn't pretty much EVERYBODY unsatisfied with their job or bored at work?

3) There might be a correlation, but is there causation? Another study may find that people with yellow ties have bad job satisfaction. Or whatever.
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He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

[Or be a slave to the determining quality of 'boredom']
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