As if the internet wasn’t enough of a distraction for workers, now bosses and IT departments have something else to worry about: Netflix. The streaming service can pretty much be watched anywhere on any device at any time, and with the ability to be offline and still load up your favorite show, idling away the hours has never been easier. And it would appear that people are using time at the office to catch up on their peak TV viewing.
A survey conducted by Netflix with SurveyMonkey revealed that 37% of subscribers where binge-watching at work. 27% percent said they binged while waiting in line, while 12% fired up the streaming service while in a public bathroom. In fact, a whopping 67% of Netflix users are watching when they’re not at home. Perhaps in the era of constant and instant connectivity that isn’t a surprise, but then again, I’m still carrying actual books with me when I leave the house. But let’s face it, sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day, and you have to squeeze in must-see TV wherever you can.
In fairness, Netflix doesn’t make it easy to stop watching. Today alone they’ve dropped “The Punisher,” “Mudbound,” and the documentary “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton.” There’s rarely a break from their usually strong to stellar lineup of programming, so hey, if you need to bring Netflix with you into the shower, by all means…. [Mashable]