Cyber skiving 'set to increase'


Cyber skiving 'set to increase'
More and more employees are using their time at work to surf the internet or 'cyber skive', it has been claimed.

A survey conducted by found that 71 per cent of people in work over the next three days are likely to spend an average of two hours of office time on the internet, Channel 4 reports.

Anther 11 per cent said they plan to spend half of their working day shopping, emailing friends or booking holidays on the internet.

This will result in around 134 million hours of work being lost.

Alison Couper, director of communications at, said: "It is clear from our research that people are taking advantage of the quiet time at work to research, plan and book their holidays."

Web-User Magazine recently claimed that it is unlikely that people will ever stop saying regrettable things in work emails when they are angry or annoyed at a colleague.

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