Nationwide surveyed office workers and found that on average the cost of office working is £1,000 annually or £40k in a working life. That covers office drinks, whip rounds for birthdays and leavers and the ubiquitous secret Santa.
That was before you factor in the misery of commuting made all the more miserable in London yesterday by the RMT union closing down the tube network because they erroneously claim that the widespread use of Oyster cards which has allowed ticket offices to be closed is a safety issue. That cost us all around £300m in lost production.
Still every cloud has a silver lining as Uber reportedly were able to quadruple their fares so at least some people benefited.