Wednesday, March 11, 2009

American Workers Play Games On The Job

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Despite a shaky economy and rising unemployment rates, Americans continue to slack off at work.

According to a survey by, a free online gaming destination, 52 percent of people admit they play more online games than ever at work, despite the pressing threat of job loss.

Other gaming on the job stats include...

  • 64 percent of folks play online games at least once a day at work, while 35 percent play multiple times a day.

  • 32 percent turn to gaming at work for its entertainment value, while 18 percent find it a source of stress relief in the midst of an uncertain economy.

  • 46 percent of employees have been caught by their boss while playing an online game, and a shocking 58 percent have caught their boss red-handed.

  • At 18 percent, teachers are the ones who make up the biggest group of online gamers, followed by retail, sales, and government employees.

  • Finally, 65 percent of gamers don’t feel obligated to let their boss win in an online gaming showdown.

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