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Over 75% of workers complete chores before work

CV-Library has revealed that 77.2% of the nation’s employees complete lengthy chores before they head to work, suggesting that professionals are starting their day well before office hours.


The survey was conducted amongst over 2,000 of Britain’s workers, to gain a better understanding of professionals’ morning routines. Here are the ten most common pre-work chores:


  1. Clean the house – 20.1%
  2. Walk the dog – 12.5%
  3. Take the kids to school – 12.1%
  4. Go to the gym – 8%
  5. Go for a run – 7.5%
  6. Meditate – 5.6%
  7. Yoga – 3.5%
  8. Catch up on the news – 1.9%
  9. Check emails – 1.7%
  10. Make family meals – 1.2%


Although workers find time to complete numerous tasks before work, CV-Library revealed that one in seven UK employees still fail to find time for breakfast. This discovery coincides with National Breakfast Week, which aims to raise awareness of the health and nutritional benefits of breakfast. Awareness doesn’t seem to be an issue amongst workers, with most admitting how much better they feel when they have consumed their morning meal:


  • Over half (57.6%) feel happier going into work when they’ve eaten a morning meal
  • 57.2% of UK professionals notice a decline in productivity when they don’t eat breakfast
  • Almost two thirds (61.9%) notice a slump in energy when they skip breakfast
  • 52% of workers notice that missing breakfast causes a drop in their moo


Commenting on the findings, Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said, “This insight is worrying. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and continuously skipping morning meals can be damaging to employees’ health and wellbeing, which could hurt businesses in the long term. By offering free breakfast foods and promoting a healthy lifestyle, companies can work with their staff to overcome this problem, and keep morale and productivity high.


“At CV-Library, we offer free fruit all day to ensure that workers are fed, watered, and most importantly, productive; it’s a small cost compared to the output that the company receives. Staff health and productivity is important to me, so we kicked off 2016 with a healthy company breakfast event, to encourage staff to fuel themselves for the day ahead.”

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