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1/3 of bosses say staffers don’t work as hard on holiday week

Roughly one-third of managers in a recent survey said employees don’t work as hard the week before a big holiday.

The culprit, of course, is all the distractions, according to a national poll of about 1,000 senior managers at big companies nationwide by Accounttemps. Buying gifts online, planning office parties, organizing holiday travel and other festivities can end up chipping away at work time.

The good news for companies is that fewer workers apparently will be slacking off than five years ago, when a similar survey by Accountemps found 44 percent of managers said employees scaled back around big holidays.

Scripps Howard News Service



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