IT workers enjoy the best Christmas work parties, according to a Holiday Inn survey of 3,000 workers.
Despite the credit crunch, more than half of computer workers will be treated to a free meal at their works do, while a third will get a free bar for the entire night.
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One in five IT firms also put on live entertainment for their workers, including a live band, fairground rides or even a celebrity appearance.
The festive treats mean more than 11% of IT workers said their Christmas party was the best night of the year, while another 23% said it was always really good.
Recruitment consultants came second in the Xmas party poll, followed by those who work in research, advertising and accountancy.
More than 42% of transport workers say they have to fork out for their own Christmas do.
Shop workers and those in the catering industry also feel let down by their festive parties.
The best Christmas parties:
- IT workers
- Recruitment consultants
- Advertising and marketing
- Travel workers
- Human resources
- Charity workers
The worst Christmas parties:
- Truck drivers
- Shop workers
- Chefs, waiters and waitresses
- Estate agents
- Sales reps
- Customer service workers
Source: Holiday Inn