Thursday, July 28, 2005

Shocking Statistics!

You won't believe these statistics! I mean... who would ever even THINK about engaging in these kinds of activities???

From http://www.computer-monitoring.com/

• Non-work related Internet surfing results in up to a 40% loss in productivity each year at American businesses.- Gartner Group (Umm, compared to what? Compared to productivity pre-internet? Come on, no way).

• 85.6% of employees use office email for personal reasons.- NFO Worldwide (who are the the other 14.4%? I feel sorry for them. They must be orphans)

• 70% of all web traffic to Internet pornography sites occurs during the work hours of 9am-5pm.- Sex Tracker (well, it's always "work hours" in at least one time zone at any given moment)

• 92% of online stock trading occurs from the workplace during work hours. (that sounds like work to me)

• 64% of employees have received politically incorrect or offensive emails at work.- Business Week (I meant to talk to you about that Ashbloem. Please stop it.)

• 30% of American workers watch sports online while at work. (Is it MY fault that Wimbledon takes place during the day?? Those tennis players should play at more convenient times)

• 24% of American workers admit to shopping online while at work. (I swear I only buy shoes at Zappos.com during my lunch break!)

• 30 to 40% of Internet use in the workplace is not related to business.- IDC Research (Define "business". Having pretty shoes definitely is related to business in my book)

• 37% of workers say they surf the Web constantly at work.- Vault.com (Really? Are you sure it isn't more than that? Go check again)

• 77.7% of major U.S. companies keep tabs on employees by checking their e-mail, Internet, phone calls, computer files, or by videotaping them at work.- American Management Association (uh-oh.)

• 63% of companies monitor workers' Internet connections and 47% store and review employee e-mail.- American Management Association (The AMA clearly can't make up their mind. See previous statistic)

3 comments:

haji-o-matic said...

Let me get back to you on this later....BIG BROTHER is watching.......

Agnes Mitchell said...

LMAO these stats. Does anyone remember work before internet?? I do. People loafed off then too.
Besides, we were all supposed to be more efficient when computers became part of the workforce. Shouldn't we be working 6hr days by now??? What the heck happened to THAT stat??

Agnes

Brian Shannon said...

remember 47.6% of all stats are false.