The worst part is, since this was an online survey, many, if not most, repondents were probably sitting at their desk answering the questions. Get back to work!
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) – It probably will take you a few minutes to read this article, which won't put too much of a dent in your workday, right?
But add to that the time you spend trolling (elsewhere on) the Internet, chatting with colleagues about your life or Lhasa Apsos, booking your next vacation, and making all those – admit it -- aimless phone calls to your spouse or friends.
Before you know it, you've killed a couple of hours, not including lunch.
Apparently, that's typical for the American worker, according to a survey released Monday by Salary.com and AOL, a unit of Time Warner, CNN/Money.com's parent company.
More than 10,000 respondents in the online survey admitted to wasting, on average, 2.09 hours per day.
Their top time-wasting activities, they said, were making personal use of the Internet (including email), socializing with colleagues, conducting personal business, spacing out, running errands, making phone calls, applying for jobs, planning personal events, and arriving late or leaving early.
(Of course, since the respondents were self-selected and answered the questions online, that may have skewed the results in favor of Internet use as a top time-waster.)
The survey also found that older workers reported wasting less time than younger workers.
But when it comes to gender, there was no difference.
Men and women reported wasting an equal amount of time. That contradicts what many human resource managers assume. In a separate survey of HR managers conducted by Salary.com, most said they assumed women wasted more time.
Monday, July 11, 2005
Those Lazy State, ummm I mean , Private Sector Workers
Well, look who's goofing off on the job -everybody!