Surfing on company time

Employees in the U.K. spend more than an hour online, send 18 e-mails for non-work related reasons a day
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 05/01/2003

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he average employee in the U.K. spends more than an hour a day surfing the Internet and sending e-mail for non-work related reasons, according to a report by employment law firm Peninsula.

A survey of more than 1,500 employers found the average worker spends 69 minutes a day online and sends 18 personal e-mails, costing small businesses thousands of dollars each year.