A fifth of holidays booked while the boss looks the other way

Does your colleague look happier than usual? They could be sorting their next summer break.

by Elizabeth Anderson
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
In a survey of 2,107 UK workers, 21% admitted to sorting their holiday arrangements whilst pretending to be working.

Online travel agency sunshine.co.uk said it commissioned the poll after noting an increase in holiday bookings between 9am and 5pm on weekdays.

Another 42% said they had booked their last holiday abroad at home, and just 4% in a high street travel agency.

Those who had sorted their next get-away during company time were asked how long they had spent doing so, to which the average answer was ‘2 hours’ in total. Unsurprisingly, just 4% of these respondents said their boss was aware...

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