47pc bosses annoyed by employees `wasting time on Twitter`

   Apr 4, 11:00 am

London, Apr 4 (ANI): Growing numbers of bosses are getting annoyed about how much time their staff is spending on Twitter, a new survey has revealed.

According to the survey, more than 47 percent of business owners have admitted that they are concerned about the amount of working time their employees are spending on the microblogging site.

A further 15 per cent said that they were "very concerned" about time-wasting on Twitter.

In the same survey, which polled 500 people and was conducted on behalf of a money-saving website for small businesses, Deal Jungle, the majority of workers - 63 percent - admitted to spending a brief amount of time on their personal Twitter account at work, while only 13 percent of staff ers confessed to spending more than 45 minutes on it during office hours.

"Nobody likes to admit that they are slacking at work, so this figure may be much higher. Therefore it is very difficult to place an exact figure on the amount of time the average worker spends on twitter," The Telegraph quoted Deal Jungle spokesman as saying.

"A conservative estimate from our research would be, generally speaking, 20 minutes is lost per employee per day to twitter. For a relatively small company with 30 employees this equates to a loss of 50 hours a week," he said.

A businessman polled for the survey, who wished to remain anonymous, also expressed his concern on the subject.

"We have tried banning people from sites like Twitter and Facebook or just limiting them to using it in their lunch hour; although this has become harder and harder to enforce," he said.

"Another problem we are facing is the blurring of personal and professional relationships in the office. For example we have had cases of people phoning in sick but then tweeting about going to the shops. For colleagues who follow that person on twitter, this then puts them in a very difficult position," the businessman added. (ANI)

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