Coffee at Work: A Pick-Me-Up for Workers' Careers
Some drink their coffee black; others with a touch of French vanilla. Some enjoy a dollop of sugar, while others load on the cream, skim, or whole. Whatever the perk preference, some workers aren’t just enjoying coffee - they’re using it to boost their careers. Are you one of them?
- 34% - need coffee to get through the workday (up from 32% last year).
- 16% - say they need it most on Mondays.
Workers are guzzling it down...
- 28% - drink 3 cups or more per day.
- 61% - drink 2 cups or more per day.
But they won't drink just any old brew
- Most likely to take it black. Hotel worker, attorney/judge.
- Most likely to take it fully loaded (cream and sugar). Human resources professional, personal caretaker.
- Most likely to take it flavored. Editor/writer, government professional, teacher.
The perks to perking up
- Northeast. 49% of people claim they are less productive without coffee.
- Midwest. 45% of people claim they are less productive without coffee.
- West. 47% of people claim they are less productive without coffee.
- South.45% of people claim they are less productive without coffee.
46% of workers claim they are less productive without coffee.
Professions most likely to say they're less productive without coffee
- Scientist/lab technician.
- Marketing/public relations professional.
- Health care administrator.
- Food preparer.
- Human resources professional.
- Social worker.
- Personal caretaker.
How java has given workers a career jolt
- 20% - provided opportunity to socialize/network with co-workers.
- 12% - kept them focused before a performance review.
- 10% - provided an extra energy boost for a presentation they were giving.
- 5% - helped them gain favor with a client when they treated them to coffee.
- 3% - pumped them up for a job interview.
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Source: CareerBuilder Q4 2011 Employee Survey (Harris Interactive): 4721 U.S. workers; August 16 - September 8, 2011.