Internet flirting at work admitted by half of younger workers polled

Employees are using the internet at work for flirting, affairs and sexual advances, a study has revealed.

Almost half of the 1,200 employees surveyed by the Cranfield School of Management said they used work computers for personal reasons and one in three admitted to being addicted to technology.

Seven out of 10 employees in the ‘young, capable and ambitious’ category admitted to spending up to half their working day surfing social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace to satisfy their social and personal needs.

More than half admitted using the internet for flirting, affairs and sexual advances.

The Techno Addicts – Lifestyle Through Technology report also revealed that 47% had been the target of flirting and sexual advances via their work computer.

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