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What do UK employees do all day?

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Everyday, we spend 5 hours and 41 minutes sitting down and 16 hours in meetings per week – which adds up to 200 hours per year.

Our biggest worries during the weekday are computer crashes, rude clients and office ‘gossipers’. Other worries include colleagues taking credit for our work, and people slacking off while we work hard.

Business jargon we expect to hear during the working day: ‘It’s a win-win situation;’ ‘Going forward;’ ‘It’s a no-brainer’ and ‘touch base.’ 

On average, workers receive 10,000 emails over the course of a year, and spend 2.5 hours a day answering them.

57 per cent said they accessed their inbox during the working day.

Commuting times are the worst in London, estimated at 277 hours over the course of the year. They were the best in Ireland and Wales: 164 and 166 hours respectively.

And, of course, UK employees drink four cups of tea for every coffee.

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