Sixty percent of employees reported sending personal print jobs amid office memos and expense reports, Angus Reid said in a press release on the survey results. Surprisingly, the individuals most likely to abuse the office printer were those who could best afford their own – 67% of respondents who lived in households that earned an annual salary of $100,000 or more said they used the business printer for personal purposes.
According to the release, personal uses for the office printer cited by respondents included:
- Maps and directions (59%),
- Online purchase and bill payment confirmations (40%),
- Personal emails (39%),
- News articles (39%),
- Color photographs (20%), and
The survey included 1,004 Canadians and was conducted from May 1-5.