Many workers spend more than an hour per day on personal e-mail: study

Software company's poll of workers in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States finds most don't think their bosses are concerned about e-mail abuse
||Last Updated: 04/19/2005

Almost 40 per cent of workers in the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States spend an hour or more every day e-mailing their friends and relatives or swapping jokes and other trivial things via the company e-mail system during working hours, according to a survey by a security software firm.

The rest spend around half an hour each day. And more than three quarters of people believe their boss would be "unconcerned" about this time-wasting. Only one in 10 workers claims never to use the company e-mail system for personal purposes.