2013 Wasting Time at Work Survey

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Wasting Time in the Office

Who Wastes Time?

Here's how the time-wasting stats break down demographically based on wasting time on a daily basis.

Men waste more time than women by a 73% to 66% margin. And despite the common belief that it's the youngest workers who slack off the most, 82% of employees age 26-32 and 76% of workers 33-39 waste time on a daily basis -- higher than the 75% of workers age 18-25 who said the same. Interestingly, single people and those in committed relationships waste the most time per day at work with 75% each, compared to just 51% of divorced respondents who waste time daily.

And just like last year, the more educated you are the more likely you are to waste time. Seventy-six percent of people with doctorate degrees waste time at work every day, compared to 59% of those with a high school diploma or less.