Happy Employees

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People often complain about office life; but what would you give up for a few improvements?

According to a recently released survey about office life the average worker isn’t fond of extracurricular activities. These include office baby showers, costume parties or group photos. And when it comes to the option of working from home, most would give up free alcohol, coffee or lunch breaks for the chance to stay out of the office once a week.

Researchers with the study say this shows that companies will benefit more by being flexible and allowing people to work from anywhere. They say helping people combine their professional and personal lives can boost workplace morale and productivity.

In the meantime employees are coming up with a variety of excuses to keep from clocking in. Among them were; “my bicycle ran out of gas, gas is too expensive or I’m dieting.” And if working from home isn’t enough to give you some breathing room; 30% of the people surveyed said they schedule their vacation at the same time as their boss. I guess the term out of sight out of mind doesn’t work for them.