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33% of Brits use work email in job search

A quarter dump lovers by work email

A third of Brits have used their work email to apply for another job, says Proofpoint.

Research by the email security firm revealed that UK office workers are happy to use their work email accounts for a number of different personal issues.

A quarter of us have dumped a lover using work email, while 32 percent admitted they sent saucy emails using their company's email address. Two in five Brits also admitted to cowardly using email rather than face-to-face conversations to break bad news, in both a personal and professional capacity.

"It's staggering to see the degree to which email has become the norm for people breaking bad news or dumping their partner. It does seem a little cowardly," said David Stanley, managing director EMEA at Proofpoint .

"Brits certainly take a few liberties with their email but companies should expect this, as they ask staff to work longer hours at their desks. However, they companies need to ensure staff don't get them into trouble if email abuses escalate. Staff could very quickly land an employer in legal hot water by sending or opening the wrong email," added Stanley.


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