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NEW YORK, Aug 29, 2005 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- The average U.S. worker admits to wasting more than two hours per day, not including lunch or scheduled breaks, said Monday.

A survey by and America Online found the average worker admitting to wasting 2.09 hours per eight-hour day.

That is about twice what employers think their workers are wasting, the survey found. calculated that employers spend $759 billion per year on salaries for which real work was expected, but not actually performed.

The survey was based on responses from 10,044 people surveyed in May and June.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International.

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