Almost 40% of workers in the UK, Germany and the US waste an hour a day e-mailing friends and relatives or swapping jokes online.
These are the latest time-wasting findings from Clearswift, the company that managers content security software for email and the Web.
The other 60% aren't angels either, with the majority admitting to spending up to half an hour a day on personal e-mails. Only one in 10 workers claims never to use the company e-mail system for personal purposes.
But according to the survey findings, bosses aren't concerned. Over three quarters believe their boss would be 'unconcerned' if they knew about this time-wasting.
Nationality and occupation play a part. Americans are the worst offenders:
- American, non-IT staff spend 21 days a year on personal e-mail
- IT work...