Office staff are working an eight day week by worrying about work while at home, according to a survey.
More than two thirds of employees who responded to the Office Angel survey claim that they spend in excess of 20 hours a week, the equivalent of an extra three days a week, thinking or talking about work.
Ninety-two per cent say that they worry about unresolved working issues late into the evening.
Although fifty-four per cent believe that they think of better ideas outside work hours.
Nearly a third of the employees questioned reveal that work is always at the back of their mind, while over a quarter admit that they consistently dream about work.
Twelve per cent of the 1,500 office employees and employers questioned in Working to Live or Living to Work survey claim they are able to switch off after work compared to sixty two per cent who say that work often dominates conversations with friends and partners.
By Paul Nelson