The summer’s sporting highlights could cost businesses up to £750 per employee – according to the latest fatuous nonsense from a company looking to raise their profile.
“Enterprising web filtering specialist” Bloxx have spent many man hours, and presumably used up the whole of a back of a napkin, coming to the conclusion that 100 employees wasting one hour on watching the likes of the Beijing Olympics, Euro 2008 and Wimbledon would cost around £75,000.
This assumes, of course, that the employees are on the national average wage of £12.50 and, more importantly, that they wouldn’t be wasting their time in some other procrastination.
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“The temptation for staff to spend an inordinate amount of time on sports sites during working hours is all the more alluring with this summer’s sport-fuelled schedule,” comments Bloxx Managing Director, Eamonn Doyle.
“We are seeing more and more businesses realising that resources are being wasted by workers excessively surfing non-work related sites.“
Not a real shock then that Bloxx are experts in filtering out non-work related websites for companies and suggests: "By limiting such activity to lunchtime and breaks, workers gain a better work-life balance and the company can rest assured that their employees aren’t abusing the Internet facilities made available to them.”