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Employers not as strict as workers believe

A recent survey has found that when it comes to the question of what is acceptable behaviour in the workplace, office workers often set themselves higher standards than their employer actually expects.

The survey, by Office Angels, found that 28% of employees thought that it was never acceptable to take personal calls at work, whereas only 4.8% of employers felt the same.

Other survey findings include:

  • 53% of employers thought going to the gym at lunchtime was always acceptable, compared to 34% of employees,
  • only 64% of employees thought it was acceptable to use their full lunch entitlement, compared to 85% of employers.

Steven Kirkpatrick, Managing Director of Office Angels said:

“Whilst we welcome the findings, employees should be aware that their employers are approachable. Behaviours such as taking lunch breaks and making a doctor’s appointment during office hours are certainly acceptable and will be treated with understanding – employers will continue to reward such willing adherence to company rules with trust in their staff”.


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