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All Work and No Facebook

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Does the following scenario sound familiar to you?
You are in the middle of another 50 hour week, your boss breathing down your neck and you have more deadlines looming than you can remember! You decide to take a quick break by logging into your Facebook account to have a look at the latest photos you have been tagged in.

You inconspicuously turn your computer screen out of your bosses view and head over to the Facebook website.
Your happy mood quickly deteriorates as you realise you can’t access your account. You then remember the awful truth – your workplace has banned your access to Facebook!

Well like 55% of Australian employees the above scenario is all too familiar. A recent study has determined that Australian bosses are among the toughest in the world when it comes to denying access to social networking websites for their employees. This is further to the recent news that Australians work the longest hours in the developed world.

So, what’s an Aussie workaholic (who has been banned from using Facebook at work) to do?
Well perhaps now is the perfect time to make a move to Italy – where only 6% of employers have banned their employees access to social network websites.

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