Brits are earning £1,700 per year for making tea and smoking

Rosie Vare
Brits earning £1,700 per year for making tea and smoking
Brits earning £1,700 per year for making tea and smoking

When it comes to the working day it varies person to person, depending on your industry, skill level and position in the company.

However there are a few things that most of us do on a daily basis that become part of our working routine.

For example, how often during the day do you pop to the kitchen to make a cup of tea? Or dash to the loo before a meeting?

When it comes down to it, these are the things we do without really thinking about it but we're technically still being paid for.

From our time on the toilet to those minutes spent outside puffing in a cigarette - it all adds up.

The research found that the average office employee in the UK works 36.5 hours a week with an average annual income of £25,400.

A survey by 360 Voucher Codes shows that we are taking home nearly £1,700 each year for time spent not actually working.

Confused about where all this time and money is coming from? Brits admitted to spending as long as 41.2 hours each year on social media, which equates to £597 annually.

While smoking has decreased in the UK there were still 37% of office workers who admitted to spending around 17.6 hours each year taking smoke breaks which in turns costs their employers £255.

You might say making tea is an integral part of our Great British culture, but it's also costing out employers heavily.

The survey showed that British office workers are earning £357 while making tea (and coffee) each year while six working days a year are spent in the loo.

So, when it comes down to it, how much time do you really spend away from your desk each day? Let us know in the comments below!