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Survey: American Workers Want To Be Invisible, Hang Out In Locker Rooms

I read a lot of surveys as a workplace writer. It's a work-related hazard, and something I do for fun in my spare time. (Why yes, I am this boring.)

Sometimes I come across a survey that leaves me scratching my head, though. Case in point: A new national Nestle Crunch survey (yes, Nestle Crunch, bear with me here) that tries to measure Americans' "fun quotient."

Nestle conducted phone interviews with slightly more than 1,000 U.S. adults earlier this month.

So how fun are we as a nation? Among the findings:
86% of Americans have fun at least once per week. (One wonders what the other 14% are up to...);

36% of U.S. adults would like to have a daily "siesta" at work like their cousins in other countries. In fact, Nestle concludes U.S. workers would prefer a nap to computer games or cubicle chair races;

Adults over age 65 would like an "endless supply" of Nestle Crunch Bars (a totally shocking finding for a Nestle Crunch survey);

If they could be invisible for a day, 18% of U.S. adults would eavesdrop on others while "less than 10%" would sneak into a locker room to, uh, hang out. (Four times as many men chose the locker room option.);

56% of U.S. adults would like to trade in their real-life boss for a celebrity comedian.

Overall, I'm not sure I understand the point of the survey, other than (1) it's a reason to promote Crunch Bars; (2) it's a good thing we can't make ourselves invisible; and (3) people wish the boss could tell a good joke.

I vote Eddie Izzard for boss, because he's wicked smart, knows how to apply makeup, and he could offer employees some cake or death at the weekly staff meeting. How awesome would that be? To answer my own question, pretty damn awesome.


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