Southampton, Norwich and Nottingham are home to the “laziest” workers in the UK, research suggests.
A survey of 2,000 UK workers by job board CV-Library found four in 10 (38%) regularly slack off in the workplace, with one in five (19%) believing that they can easily get away with it.
The poll also revealed which UK cities are home to the laziest workers in Britain.
Southampton wins the title of laziest city in the UK, with more than six in 10 (64%) workers in admitting to slacking off regularly.
But Norwich is close behind, with a whopping 56% of workers confessing that they are “lazy”.
And Nottingham steals the third spot, with a half of Brits admitting they don’t work as hard as they should.
Meanwhile, Edinburgh is the fourth-laziest city in the UK, with 46% of workers slacking off from time to time.
It was closely followed by Sheffield and Brighton, with 45% of workers in both cities saying they could work harder.
And Oxford and London aren’t far behind, with 43% of workers in these cities making similar confessions.
Two in five York workers admitted that they do not put as much effort into work as they could.
And Liverpool rounds out the top 10, with 37% of workers calling themselves “lazy”.
The 10 laziest cities in the UK
Almost half (49%) of Brits said the reason they slack off is because they don’t feel motivated at work, while another third (36%) said they are simply bored.
A third (32%) of Brits said they are lazy when they don’t feel challenged in their role.
Almost a third (29%) said they slack off when they achieve as much as they can in a day.
Lee Biggins, CEO of CV-Library, said: “Sometimes when we lose our motivation to do a good job it’s a bigger sign that we need to shake up our career and possibly find a new role.
“We spend the majority of our time at work so it’s important to do something you enjoy and where you feel like you’re adding value.”