One in ten office workers have slept overnight at their desks, according to research commissioned by officebrokers.com. A further ten percent have stayed at work until between midnight and 3am as ever-growing workloads have taken their toll.
About three in five regularly start work early and two-thirds worked through their lunch break. Fifty-six percent of workers worked late, with a third having left the office after 8pm during the last year. Forty-five percent regularly took work home with them in the evening. Four percent even reported working seven days a week to handle their workload,
Said Jim Venables, managing director of officebroker, “What is clear from our research is that people are working longer than before, cramming in every spare second they can get to plough on with tasks. The fact that one in ten workers has slept overnight in the office is staggering and really shows that for many people a healthy work-life balance is far from a reality.”