(NEW YORK) — If you spend part of your work day chatting with fellow employees about non-work related matters or searching for stuff on the Internet, you’re not alone.
A new survey on the average American work day by CareerBuilder.com finds those two activities to be the most common office distractions:
Not surprising, the survey finds 41 percent of respondents admitting that they spend just six hours of an eight-hour day actually working. Employees were asked how much time they spend actually working on a daily basis:
The study of more than 3,900 U.S. workers was conducted online by Harris Interactive from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30, 2012.
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