Wasted time at work costing companies billions

Personal use of Internet biggest time killer as average worker wastes more than two hours every day
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 08/29/2005

The average American worker is wasting more than two hours a day on the job, according to a survey by America Online and Salary.com. That adds up to more than three-quarters of a trillion dollars in lost time per year.

Time spent surfing the Internet for personal use topped the list of workplace distractions, with 44.7 per cent of respondents admitting doing so on company time.

Other time wasting activities included: