If you’ve ever been sitting on the loo, and wondered if it is in fact the distinct pitter-patter of texting you can hear coming from the next cubicle, it probably is. A new study has revealed two thirds of workers use their phones whilst on the loo at work.
The suspicions of HR have finally been confirmed – workers wanting to avoid being seen using their phones at work simply take it away from prying eyes, all the way to the toilet in fact.
A survey of 1,000 US employees conducted by marketing firm 11mark found that 74% of men and 76% of women said they use their mobile phone in the bathrooms at work.
Other stats from the survey included:
63% have answered a phone call
41% have initiated a phone call
67% have read a text
38% have surfed the internet
Respondents also reported using social media and also online shopping whilst on the throne!
Notably, male workers reported actually working from the bathroom more than women; 20% say they have participated in work-related calls as against 13% of female workers.
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