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Twenty Percent of Workers Report Jealousy Between Actual Spouse and Platonic Work Spouse, CareerBuilder.com Survey Finds

CHICAGO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you feel like you're married to your job? How about your co-worker? One-in-ten (11 percent) workers said they feel like they have a work spouse (someone who they are not married to, but feel like they are married to at the office). Among these workers who are married, 20 percent reported that their actual spouse or significant other gets jealous of their platonic work spouse and another 17 percent said they had to compromise something at the office to protect their work spouse. This is according to a CareerBuilder.com survey of more than 6,194 workers nationwide.

When asked to identify their favorite platonic TV work couple, workers provided the following ranking:

    1. Regis and Kelly

    2. David Letterman and Paul Shaffer

    3. Jay Leno and Kevin Eubanks

    4. Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer

    5. Howard Stern and Robin Quivers

    6. Judge Judy and Petri Byrd

    7. Conan O'Brien and Max Weinberg

    8. The Ladies of The View

    9. Diane Sawyer and Chris Cuomo

    10. Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo Diaz

    11. Harry Smith and Julie Chen

    12. Billy Bush and Nancy O'Dell

Survey Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive(R) on behalf of CareerBuilder.com among 6,194 employees (employed full-time; not self-employed) between August 21 and September 9, 2008. Percentages for some questions are based on a subset of responses to certain questions. With a pure probability sample of 6,194 one could say with a 95 percent probability that the overall results have a sampling error of +/- 1.25 percentage points. Sampling error for data from sub-samples is higher and varies.

About CareerBuilder.com

CareerBuilder.com is the nation's largest online job site with more than 23 million unique visitors and over 1.6 million jobs. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), Tribune Company, The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), the company offers a vast online and print network to help job seekers connect with employers. CareerBuilder.com powers the career centers for more than 1,600 partners, including 140 newspapers and leading portals such as AOL and MSN. More than 300,000 employers take advantage of CareerBuilder.com's easy job postings, 28 million-plus resumes, Diversity Channel and more. CareerBuilder.com and its subsidiaries operate in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.careerbuilder.com.

     Media Contact:
     Michael Erwin
     Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
     Michael.erwin@careerbuilder.com
     773-527-3637

SOURCE CareerBuilder.com

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