Workers experience mid-week productivity slump

12-09-2006

Office workers are spending their Wednesdays flirting on the internet while pretending to be hard at work, new research claims.

Internet flirting network Flirtomatic reported an average 18 per cent spike in usage on Wednesdays in August compared to the next busiest day, Friday.

The figures suggest a fall in GDP mid-week and reflect the fact that workers initially return from their weekend break feeling refreshed and enthusiastic, the company claims.

However, by Wednesday workers experience a drop in morale and productivity and attention wanders to other things.

The company's CEO, Mark Curtis, said: "The Wednesday flirting phenomenon backs up the notion that we can’t work solidly for five days.

"By Wednesday, people need some light relief from the pressures associated with a Monday to Friday, 9-5."



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