There’s an ongoing debate in the UK surrounding the nation’s productivity problem, and moneysaving website VoucherCodesPro.co.uk’s findings have done nothing to suggest we’re any closer to ending the issue.The company surveyed full-time office workers – all of whom work approximately seven and a half hour days – across the country to discover that the average employee spends just five hours a day on official work duties. Indeed, they’re providing themselves with two and a half hours of downtime on everything from browsing Facebook, online shopping and watching pornography – not bad work if you can get it. “The fact that such a large amount of time is being wasted by employees each day is a serious matter, and something that I think many business owners and managers would be appalled at,” said George Charles, spokesperson for VoucherCodesPro.co.uk. “Of course there are moments throughout the day when an office worker will need a little break to either chat to a colleague or update their Facebook or Twitter account, but surely not more than 12 hours a week?” Read more on strange workplace behaviour:
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