Benefits February 22, 2002
UK Workers Slack Off
February 22, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - It may not take too much convincing to get British workers to slack off - according to a UK survey.
Reported by Fred Schneyer
On National Slacker Day in the UK, on which workers are encouraged not to do any work, a survey by pollster MyVoice found that two-thirds of respondents said they could get as much done in four days as they now do in five.
The MyVoice poll included some startling admissions:
- almost a third of those polled said they surfed the Internet for at least an hour each day for personal reasons,
- some 75% of respondents said they used office time for personal e-mail and correspondence, and
- some 59% used work time to call family and friends
The reasons for these questionable work habits, according to the survey:
- boredom, according to 13%
- not enough to do, cited by 10%
- job hatred, cited by 3%
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