Most of us have become masters of the CTRL + SHIFT + TAB commands, seamlessly transitioning between Reddit tabs and Excel spreadsheets so as not to get busted by Lumbergh. Sometimes I sit on the toilet until my legs fall asleep, 87 weeks deep in an Instagram model’s photos, while day turns to night. It turns out I’m far from the only one.
A bombshell new study reveals that Americans docking around at work costs an aggregate of $15 billion in lost productivity.
According to the staffing firm OfficeTeam, the average office employee is spending about five hours a week on his or her cellphone on things that have absolutely nothing to do with the job–ie answering personal emails, online shopping, swiping on the shitter, and watching porn under one’s desk.
The study found males (32 percent) more commonly check their non-work e-mail, while females (33 percent) more commonly check social media networks, New York Post reports. And while your company thinks it’s being clever by blocking those essential sites like BroBible and PornHub, they are actually just inviting their employees to access these sites on their mobile devices.
“More than half of the professionals — 58 percent — often use their personal devices at work to visit pages that are banned by their company, a 36 percent jump from the 2012 survey,” according to the study.
Daryl Pigat, a division director for OfficeTeam, suggested that companies implement regulations on when employees can use their cell phones.
YA. That’ll go over well.
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[h/t New York Post]