But it appears that the UK’s male workforce has carried on such habits into their professional lives, with one in five thought to have taken time off work to spend some quality time with their PlayStation, with 11 percent of those surveyed confessing to pulling a sickie rather than deal with th mundane realities of work life.
And when combined with the number of non-attendees in the British Isles due to a predeliction for strong liquor, it is somewhat surprising that a three-day week has not come into effect yet.
The survey, lead by MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, looked at 1,756 men from the UK. Of those who took to playing hooky, nine percent admitted to doing it at least once a month, a regularity that which means they might as well take up work as a freelance games tester, while 42 percent confessed to doing it just occasionally.
Even more surprisingly the amount of time legitimately taken off to concentrate on a newly released game, with 53 percent saying that a whole week was taken to explore virtual environments from the comfort of their curtain-drawn, pizza box-strewn living room rather than packing their bags for a 'real' holiday .
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