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Crashing computers and phone calls at 4.59pm – biggest office bugbears

Being copied in to emails that don’t concern you and the phone ringing at one minute to five have been named as the biggest office bugbears, a study has revealed. Researchers revealed other common complaints of the nation’s work force include the air con making the office too cold, colleagues speaking loudly on the phone and [...]


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Workers suffering from ‘hangriness’ – snapping at colleagues and procrastinating

The average worker reaches for snacks twice a day – at 11.30am and again at 2.55pm, new research has revealed. A study carried out among 2,000 adults found around three quarters of us suffer our first attack of ‘hangriness’ – anger caused by hunger – around the middle of the morning. The second yearning for [...]


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Eating smelly food and being a ‘feeder’ among list of office food faux pas

The majority of the British workforce now reach for their first treat of the day at 11.30am – officially known as ‘snack o’clock’, a new study has revealed. A survey of 2,000 office workers found that while 72% start the day full of energy, it rapidly disappears as the day progresses. By 11.30am, most workers [...]


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Smoke and mirrors – 40% of smokers use breaks to ‘deliberately skive’

Four in ten smokers admit they deliberately skive from work by hanging around outside on cigarette breaks, a study has revealed. Researchers found six in ten smokers take extra breaks throughout the day to have a cigarette, on top of their usual lunch and coffee breaks, without making the time up. And 42% admitted to [...]


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Millions of workers eat three meals a day at their desks

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Millions of office workers work such long hours they eat every single meal of the day at their desks, it has been revealed. Incredibly, huge workloads and long hours are leading many working in an office to have breakfast, lunch AND dinner behind the computer screen, as they barely find time for a decent break. [...]


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Al-desko dining- millions of workers eat THREE meals a day at their desk

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Millions of office workers work such long hours they eat THREE meals a day at their desks, it has been revealed. Researchers found the mad dash to get to work in the morning means millions of us grab something from the fridge and take it to work to eat on arrival. While lunchtime sees many [...]


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Remote Romance- out-of-office workers more likely to turn on the charm at the Xmas party

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Staff who work remotely are more likely to cause scandal at the office Xmas party by smooching with a colleague, it has been revealed. A poll of more than 2,000 office workers found those who work from home or out in the field have a ‘devil may care’ attitude as they won’t have to face [...]


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An hour a day Christmas shopping… at work?

Slightly cheeky ‘multi-tasking’ Brits will conduct much of their Christmas shopping from their desks, research has revealed. On average,  we’re spending at least one hour a day buying and researching gifts for friends and family without even leaving the office. Two thirds of those polled class a bit of Christmas shopping as a break from [...]


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Fashion Sense- men who wear pink shirts earn more, better qualified

Men who wear pink shirts to work earn more and are better qualified than those who favour traditional colours such as white or blue, it has been revealed. Researchers also found men who wear pink are also more likely to get compliments from female colleagues and are typically more confident characters in the office. The [...]


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#Zombienation- 1 in 3 aren’t fully functioning until four hours after waking

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A third of workers aren’t fully functioning until over four hours after they’ve woken, a survey has found. An infographic, produced by New Zealand Honey Co., looked at the morning routine of office workers and found out exactly why there’s a depressing lack of energy in our early starts. Researchers, who surveyed the morning habits [...]


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