It's expensive, inefficient, political, and ridiculous.

$3,300

What it costs to go to work each year, according to CareerBuilder. That’s “waking up, getting dressed, jumping in your car, dropping the kids off at day care, grabbing coffee.” It costs an average of $276 a month.


37 percent

Working Americans who “prefer having a better way to automate all their routine work tasks, such as booking meetings, than have a better sex life,” according to Bult.io. Which makes sense: Most of us spend more time at work than having sex.


28 percent

Employees who believe playing office politics is “very necessary for career advancement,” according to staffing firm Accountemps. In 2012, only 15 percent believed that. How do they play politics? “The most common forms of office politics are gossip (46 percent) and gaining favor by flattering the boss (28 percent).”

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19 percent

Job statistics show that employees who use emojis in their work emails “all the time because they help me show the feelings behind the message,” according to staffing firm Office Team. Not surprisingly, 39 percent of managers think this is “unprofessional.”

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