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SUN ONLINE, JULY 14, 2017
COVERAGE FOR HSS

BLOW FOR THE WOLF WHISTLE: Wolf whistling is dying out as nearly half of tradesmen in a poll now believe it is WRONG

  • Tradesmen have traded their Friday lunchtime pints for herbal teas as a poll says many say they don’t fit the traditional stereotypes

Wolf whistling is dying out as nearly half of tradesmen in a poll now believe it is wrong.

Builders, plumbers, electricians and scaffolders are more like to be seen drinking skinny lattes and eating salads than insulting passing women.

The poll found 48 per cent do not whistle. Builders’ tea is disappearing too with trendy coffees more likely now.

More than a third prefer mineral water while two-thirds are on diets and always opt for healthy lunch choices.

The poll also revealed the average tradesman now earns £32,057, which is £5,000 over the average salary.

About 38 per cent of tradesmen asked said it was wrong to assume that all builders go to the pub early on a Friday.

HSS Hire, which quizzed 500 tradesmen, said: “Things have changed in construction.

“Tradesmen have to be at the top of their game.

“This stereotype is clearly insulting UK tradesmen who view claims like down tooling too early or nipping to the pub on a Friday lunchtime as false and unprofessional.”