According to Rik Ferguson, of Trend Micro which carried out a survey on work wasting unofficial breaks, says that in the past, cigerette breaks caused major headaches, but times have changed.
The latest breaks wasting office time and giving bosses headaches are social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. Four in ten managers say they now find that workers addicted to sites like Facebook and online shops are the biggest office time-wasters.
Employees who respond to non-work emails were named as the next worst slackers. Only one in ten bosses identified people on cigarette breaks as a major problem.