Brit office workers to be allowed 10-minute ‘Facebook break’!September 11th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 11 (ANI): Bosses in Britian have decided to impose a new rule in the workplace which will allow employees a ‘Facebook break’ of 10 minutes a day.
The decision has been taken after a research suggested that Britain’s economy is suffering thanks to workers surfing social networking sites, reports The Telegraph.
Giles Ridgeway, a leading consultant at Employment Law Advisory Services (ELAS) says Facebook is a “curse.”
“They feel some staff are failing to do the job they’re paid for because they’re spending too much time on such websites,” he said.
“Some have said it appears to be a habit similar to smokers needing their fix of nicotine,” he added.
According to Ridgeway, social networking sites are not a part of workers “legal entitlement”.
“In days past, staff would have gathered around the office tea trolley for a quick chat. Now, they can talk to friends on the other side of the globe from their desks,” he said.
“But to remain able to do so means committing to doing the job they’re employed for. If they don’t and bosses take exception to what they believe to be an abuse, they could find themselves out of work and companies would be well within their rights to take such action,” he added. (ANI)
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