Benefits August 30, 2007
Falling Asleep Ranks as Most Common Workplace Taboo
August 30, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Falling asleep is the most common taboo workers commit at work, followed by kissing a co-worker and drinking on the job, a recent survey found.
Reported by Adrien Martin
The survey of about 5,700 employees by CareerBuilder.com asked workers to select the workplace taboos in which they had taken part. The results were:
- Falling asleep, 45%;
- Kissing a co-worker, 39%;
- Consuming alcoholic beverages while on the job, 21%;
- Stealing from the office, 22%;
- Spreading a rumor about a co-worker, 22%;
- Snooping after hours, 18%;
- Lying about an academic background, 4%; and
- Taking credit for someone else’s work, 2%.
Men admit to engaging in all of these workplace taboos more than women, with nearly half (49%) of men having fallen asleep on the job compared to 35% of women. When it comes to kissing co-workers, 44% of men and 34% of women admitted to kissing a co-worker.
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