Top Reasons Why Workers Say They Need a Break from the Office - Slide 6

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“I’m sick” continues to be a common excuse but office workers are getting especially creative about finding a way to avoid going in to the office. Here are just a few excuses according to survey respondents:

  • “My bicycle ran out of gas” •“Gas is too expensive”
  • “I’m dieting”
  • "I drank too much Sunkist and was too tired to come in”
  • “I’m having toenail issues”
  • “My numerologist told me not to come in”
  • “It’s Elvis’ birthday”
  • “Dog sprayed by a skunk”
  • “All my clothes are in the washer right now, I have nothing to wear”
  • “I had to see where my gardener was really planting everything that I wanted and paid for”
  • “Stumbled on the love of my life”

It’s no secret that many of us find parts of office life annoying, stressful and even counter-productive. A new Wakefield Research Study commissioned by Citrix details some of our top frustrations with modern work life, including: working with a “know-it-all,” attending company events we’d rather miss and a boss that takes credit for our work. It also highlights the creative measures people are taking to avoid going in to the office and what they’re willing to sacrifice for the flexibility to work from home just one day a week.

The survey of more than 1,000 American office workers was conducted in June 2012 by Wakefield Research. It reveals the following trends and reasons that workers feel they need a break from the office and how they would conduct business from home or on vacation.


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