Studies

by Mike Masnick




UK Workers May Be Liars, But US Workers Are Slackers -- Says Microsoft

from the I'll-pit-my-slackers-against-your-liars-any-day... dept

Last week, Microsoft released a study talking about how British workers were liars. In their (apparently) ongoing quest to find out what's wrong with workers around the world, this week they're reporting that workers in the US are slackers -- procrastinating away two days out of every five day workweek. Who knew? Apparently, I'm a slacker on my procrastination skills. I'm way behind the average. Time to do more procrastinating. Of course, this raises the inevitable question: who would you rather employ, the liars or the slackers?

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    Beck, 16 Mar 2005 @ 1:41pm

    If You Read This You Are Wasting Time


    The article doesn't mention time wasted on the Internet. Of course, no one is reading this at work right now.

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    Anonymous Coward, 16 Mar 2005 @ 1:49pm

    No Subject Given

    Wait. Are the British lying about not slacking? Maybe Americans are too lazy, or stupid, to lie?

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    correction, 16 Mar 2005 @ 2:17pm

    not us workers, all workers

    The article says that the worldwide average is 17 hours wasted, but US workers claim only 16 hours wasted. That is better than the rest of the world.

    How did you get that the article claims the US is slackers? To me it says that everyone is slackers, but the US is a slight bit less.

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      Mike (profile), 16 Mar 2005 @ 2:21pm

      Re: not us workers, all workers

      It says everyone wasted time, but it was the US workers who said it was due to procrastination -- which is where the slacking came from. Other parts of the world found more lost time out of meetings, emails etc... not for slacking off.

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    Lindsay, 17 Mar 2005 @ 11:49am

    i confess, i am...

    i am a slacker too = http://www.slackware.com/

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