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One in three mums forced back into work – because partner’s income isn’t enough

One in three mums has been forced back into work – because their partner’s income simply doesn’t stretch far enough, a study has revealed. The research found that one in three has even had to cover up money worries from friends and family to avoid awkward or probing questions. A further one in five confess [...]


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Half have an ‘uneven’ work-life balance

One in two adults feels they have an uneven work-life balance, new research has shown. A study into the health and happiness of 2,000 men and women revealed four in ten were unable to describe themselves as happy, as working long hours, eating a poor diet and lack of sleep take a toll on their [...]


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Crashing computers and credit-stealing colleagues – what makes us angry at work

Colleagues taking credit for our work, the computer crashing and rude clients or customers have been named as the things which get us hot under the collar at work, it has been revealed. Researchers found that 51% of Brits often have fiery moments in the workplace, even over small things such as whose turn it [...]


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9 to skive – typical worker spends ONE HOUR a day on non work-related tasks

The typical worker now spends an hour-a-day carrying out non work-related tasks at their desk, it has been revealed. Researchers found online banking, replying to personal emails, searching for holidays and even shopping or browsing for new clothes on the internet account for the majority of the sixty minutes spent on personal admin each day. [...]


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Thirsty Work – plumbers are the biggest tea drinkers

Plumbers drink more tea than any other profession, a study has revealed – researchers found plumbers drink an average of almost 18 cups of tea while on the job each week – around 3-4 each day. One in two plumbers even said they think they concentrate and work better if they have a cup of [...]


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One in three businesses struggling to deal with sick days

New research has shown that a third of businesses lack the resources to deal with staff absence, with bosses and employees both taking the strain. In fact, over a quarter of bosses and managers admit they have a real problem coping with staff absence in their workplace. Of those, 27% of bosses admit they have [...]


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60% of bosses don’t believe sick-day excuses

Six in ten bosses don’t believe their employees’ excuses when they call in sick, research has shown. Suspicious managers are convinced their workers are lying to them in over half of the ‘not coming in’ calls they receive – not surprising, when workers admit that they could probably have made it into work on one [...]


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Six jobs, 12 pay rises and one office romance- a lifetime of work

The average adult’s professional life will involve six jobs, 12 pay rises – and one office romance, it has been revealed. The findings emerged in a detailed study of 2,000 British workers which found the average employee will take 89 days off sick, arrive late 154 times and brave a total of ten job interviews. [...]


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Please, a thank you? Half don’t feel they get the credit they deserve at work

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Millions of British workers haven’t had a thank you from their boss in over a year, it has emerged. A study of 2,000 workers found more than half feel they don’t receive the proper credit for their hard work. And, remarkably, one in four people have NEVER had a thank you from their boss. The [...]


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‘Vacationitis’- domestic admin dominates our time off work

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The average Brit only gets to enjoy eight days of annual leave each year – because the rest of the time is taken up with ‘domestic admin’, a study has revealed. Despite having a typical allowance of around 24 days a year, researchers found the majority of that time is spent catching up on household [...]


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