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Browsing websites costs billions in lost productivity

Browsing websites costs billions in lost productivity

I worry that some people believe this sort of rubbish. According to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) the average UK worker spends ninety minutes a week misusing corporate internet connections. The CBI said that workers are spending roughly an hour and a half out of their week visiting web sites that have no relation to their work whatsoever. Cumulatively, it said, this costs UK businesses some £10.6bn in lost productivity over the course of a year. The CBI polled…

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Civil Serf Cornered

Civil Serf Cornered

For anyone following the story in the UK press, and the churn in the blogosphere, it would seem the internet blogger who published accounts of life as a civil servant at the heart of the Brown Government has been identified and suspended, as reported in the Daily Mail. Known by the pseudonym Civil Serf, she is a middle manager in the Department for Work and Pensions. All a bit sad really; it was certainly one of the more entertaining blogs…

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