Nearly a half of office workers intentionally spend long hours in the office in an attempt to impress their manager and rise up the career ladder, a poll has shown. However, this extra work has no effect on productivity and can have a detrimental effect on home life.
This research, by officebroker.com, found that 43% of workers regularly arrived early or stayed late during this year, in a bid to seem more dedicated to their career than colleagues. Over a quarter said they regularly worked longer days than actually needed in order to do their j
Employees are filling their time emailing friends, playing computer games, browsing the internet and doing menial, non-urgent tasks. They are even more likely to stay longer at work when a new boss had been appointed or when a pay or career review is imminent or redundancies are expected.
Employees working extra hours were found to be committing between an hour and two hours extra a day, adding a minimum of half a day extra to their working week, solely to impress their managers and help them move forward on their career path.
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