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Two thirds of Brits admit to taking downtime during work hours - and it could be a good thing

London, UK – June 21, 2010 — As the nation gears up for the final England game in the World Cup group stage, the big question on everyone’s minds is: how can I get out of work to watch the match? The results of a study – released today by leading casual games developer PopCap Games – reveal that even when World Cup fever is not gripping the country, 65% of Brits admit to actively engaging in non-work activity during work hours.

On average Brits reclaim up to one hour (or just over half a football match) a day of their working day for themselves, with almost half of Brits spend time surfing the internet while a third play games online, on their PC or on a mobile device.

And experts believe this could be a positive trend. Dr. Carmen Russoniello PhD, Director of the...

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