A Day in the Life of a Typical Office Worker

A Day in the Life of a Typical Office Worker

A Day in the Life of a Typical Office Worker

Running on Empty  One-quarter of workers skip breakfast.

"I read the news today, oh boy. About a lucky man who made the grade ..." Does that memorable opening line from the classic Beatles song, "A Day in the Life," describe your typical Monday through Friday? Or are your daily pursuits a bit more routine and sometimes even mundane? Unless your job description closely resembles that of James Bond's, you can't realistically expect your career to offer nonstop excitement. With this in mind, the following "day in the life" snapshot of U.S. employees' behaviors sheds an interesting perspective on the way we live and work. What's passé? For many professionals, this would include eating breakfast, wearing a suit, going out for lunch and working an honest full day of work. What's popular? Taking stairs instead of elevators, intra-office dating and opting for a beer instead of something nonalcoholic during those happy hours with the office gang. More than 3,990 U.S. employees took part in the research, which was conducted online by Harris Interactive for CareerBuilder.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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