Those Who Work From Home Play Vidoegames While On The Job, Survey Finds

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If you’re hoping to get the privilege of working from home, pray that your management team miss a new survey about the habits of working remotely. They’re not encouraging.

According to Citrix, a company that makes products that enable employees to work remotely, a survey of more than 1,000 workers found that a disproportionate number of those working from home occupied themselves with activities not related to their work at home jobs.

According to the Citrix survey, 43 percent of respondents admitted to having watched TV or a movie while working from home. Of that same group, some 20 percent said they had played video games while on the job.

And it’s not only entertainment stealing away work hours, things like cooking dinner, taking care of chores and even nap-taking. In fact, 35 percent of those surveyed said they’d taken naps when they were supposed to be working.

Thanks, Huffpost, BusinessWeek.

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Ernice Gilbert here. Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Gamesthirst. Thanks for stopping by, make yourself at home!

4 Comments on "Those Who Work From Home Play Vidoegames While On The Job, Survey Finds"

  1. nick June 30, 2012 at 4:27 am -

    and the problem is?

  2. Ernice Gilbert June 30, 2012 at 7:52 am -


  3. Ernice Gilbert June 30, 2012 at 7:52 am -

    The problem is work isn’t getting down! LOL

  4. nick June 30, 2012 at 12:20 pm -

    i dunno about yours but my work only likes getting up!
    seriously though a friend of mine actually works from home, he runs the sectary and calls for a refrigeration company and he loves working at home!
    not only the comfort of your own home, but you dont have to put up with the dam traffic!
    comes in handy too long hours are not as much as a problem.
    does not really matter if you get “distracted” as long as you get your work done!

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