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Internet Use Blurring Work-Life Balance

By Paperstone on November 30, 2010 in Office Workers

Office workers are increasingly spending their break times online, shopping, social networking and reading news.

A survey of 3,000 office workers found that internet breaks lasted 6 hours and 23 minutes each week on average. This includes an average one hour and fifteen minutes on social networking sites and two hours five minutes reading news websites.

John Miles of said, “Brits are working longer hours than ever before, certainly longer than the rest of Europe, so this means they have less time to do things at home.

“While we can’t really excuse people using work computersto play computer games, it is understandable that things like online banking, shopping around for deals and food shopping sometimes have to be conducted during the day.”

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In other office news, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce has said its Christmas party next month will be a “boss free zone.” Senior management of the chamber – plus management of member firms – will be barred from the do. The intention is to foster a relaxed atmosphere and propagate a fun image of the chamber.


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