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Summer holiday begins at work


Over half of workers spend time at work booking their summer holidays.

This is according to research by recruitment website Monster, which carried out a survey last month.

The results show that 32% of workers are carrying out the whole process, from initial research through to booking the trip, whilst in the office, with 24% admitting to spending a ‘little bit’ of time doing so.

However, according to Julian Acquari, managing director of Monster, UK and Ireland, there is nothing wrong with taking a bit of time out whilst at work:

“Employees are perfectly entitled to spend their lunch time carrying out personal business, in fact recent research has shown that time spent doing non-work related activity on the internet or ‘e-breaks’ often has an energising effect and boosts productivity. However there is a fine line and employees should ensure they are not spending excessive time using the phone or internet for personal activities.”

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  1. And the Other half of the time…
    Anf the other half of the time they are on job sites snooping around to find salary information to use as ammunition for pay reviews

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