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By, Heather Warner

A new study by the Association of Accounting Technicians shows getting along with colleagues is more important to workers than a big salary.  Eight in ten of the 2,000 people polled said they would turn down a big salary increase if it meant working with people or in an environment they didn’t like.

A manageable commute was also deemed more important that good pay.

The study also found a third of the participants had left a job, despite it being well paid , mostly because they didn’t think it was worth the added pressure.

In fact, pay was only the sixth biggest factor for people staying in their current job.