UK workers spending free time catching up with work

Seventy
per cent of the UK
workforce dedicate their free time to their employer,
according to a new poll.

According
to a survey of 932 employees by employment law firm Peninsula and recruitment
firm Portfolio Payroll, 74 per cent of those surveyed said they have worked
late on a voluntary basis in order to catch up with deadlines.

The
survey also discovered that almost three-quarters of employees polled have
worked at the weekend in order to catch up with deadlines, and 83 per cent of
employers said they take their work home with them.

Danny
Done, managing director of
Portfolio Payroll, said: “The survey shows that employees are spending more
time in the office trying to catch up with deadlines and treating work as a
priority. This is good for business,
however, it can have a detrimental effect on employees. Employers need to be
careful that employees are not over worked, and that they do not fall victim to
stress."

By Quentin Reade

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