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Poll: Is staying late at work to convince your boss you're a hard worker an acceptable thing to do?

A new report suggests that 37% of Irish professionals regularly stay late at work purely so they will look diligent in the eyes of their employer

GETTING AHEAD IN the world can obviously require some personal sacrifice.

However, a new survey suggests that Irish workers are not above committing a little subterfuge in order to get in their boss’ good books.

The YouGov report in question suggests that 37% of Irish professionals regularly stay in work late purely in order to create the impression of being a diligent worker.

But do you think this is an acceptable side-effect of the competition to get ahead? Or is pulling the wool over your company’s eyes doing no-one any favours?

We’re asking: Is staying late at work to convince your boss you’re a hard worker an acceptable thing to do?


Poll Results:

No (10343)
Yes (3468)
I don't know (718)

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