Women ‘twice as likely as men to be asked to make tea’ at work


New research has revealed women are more likely than men to be asked to make tea for their colleagues. (Getty Images)

Getting stuck doing the office tea round is something we all dread, but turns out women are twice as likely to be asked to make tea or coffee for all their colleagues than men.

Worrying new research, which has echoes of offices from other eras, revealed gender biased language and use of stereotypes is still widespread within workplaces, with 42% of women claiming they’ll be asked to make a round compared to just 16% of men.

The poll of 2,000 UK employees, commissioned by Samsung UK and Ireland, also found that females are also asked to do menial or admin-based tasks (37% vs 19%), while women in the workplace are also more likely (50% vs 21%) to be asked about the wellbeing of their children.

It additionally emerged women are made the target of sexist jokes almost three…

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