Accounting isn’t known as a particularly sexy industry. And perhaps underscoring this lack of sex appeal, accounting was found to be the industry with the fewest office romances, according to results of Vault’s 2013 Office Romance Survey.
In fact, only 36 percent of accountants who took the survey reported having had a tryst with a coworker. Compare that to the industries with the most office romances: energy (75 percent say they’ve had an office romance), insurance (72 percent), retail (70 percent), and healthcare (63 percent). Overall, 56 percent of all employees across all industries say they’ve had an office romance.
Of the 36 percent accountants to which busy season takes on a new meaning, 15 percent say they’ve randomly hooked up with a coworker, 12 percent say they’ve had a casual fling, 9 percent say they've had a long-term relationship with a coworker, and 6 percent say they met their spouse at work (3 percent ticked the “other” column).
"Other" column equals awkward coworker threesome?
Anyhoo, Vault's Derek Loosvelt wonders out loud if company policies within the profession are the – ahem – barrier to entry keeping accountants from hooking up.
Or maybe not? One respondent told Vault "As long as the one party isn’t a direct superior or performs performance evaluations of the other, it’s okay. It’s practically encouraged."
Full results of the survey are here. We're happy to report 0% of GC HQ monkeys have engaged in an inter-office romance, at least with each other. No offense to Colin but I'd rather hook up with Rita Crundwell's horse.