American employees are ingenious wasters of time. Sure, we get a lot done at work, but when we need a little downtime during the day, we find many ways to slack off.
A new CareerBuilder.com survey pinpoints personal use of technology as one of the leading causes of wasted time at work. Of some 3,000 employees polled, 24% admitted spending at least one hour out of the typical workday on personal calls, emails or texts. Twenty-one percent estimated that they spend one hour or more per day browsing the Web for nonwork-related purposes.
CareerBuilder also surveyed 2,100 managers and HR pros for the poll. Here’s what they identified as the worst workplace time-sucks: