Too tired to go to work, I just want to "fish", and nearly half of the workers steal an hour every day.

Over 70% of the respondents believe that "fishing" is an inevitable phenomenon, but many managers have also come up with various ways to prevent "fishing".
Reporter | Zhou Shuqi
"Fishing", also known as paddling, usually refers to the behavior of doing nothing and being lazy during work breaks. In the past, "fishing" was a high-risk action that needed to be feared. Nowadays, "fishing" behaviors that relax oneself after work, such as chatting, brushing Weibo and online shopping, have penetrated into the daily life of people in the workplace.
On February 22nd, Worry-Free Future released a survey report on people’s "fishing" in the workplace (hereinafter referred to as the "report"). Only 12.3% of the respondents said that they did not "fish", 20.8% of the respondents thought that "fishing" should exist in a fast-paced and high-intensity work environment, and another 28.3% thought that "fishing" was not doing business or right.
Over 7 adults feel at ease when "fishing"
According to the survey data, 71.5% of the respondents believe that "fishing" is an inevitable phenomenon, but most people "fish" for a short time. 47.6% of the people in the workplace "fish" for less than one hour a day, 12.7% of the respondents fish for 2-4 hours, and less than 10% of the respondents said that the daily "fish" time will be more than four hours.
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From the age level, people who like to "fish" are mainly post-90 s. According to the survey, only 12.3% said that they hardly touch fish, and almost all of them are concentrated in the post-60 s -80 s, and only a handful of post-90 s choose this item.
When "fishing", more than 60% of people in the workplace said that they would not feel guilty, but they would have concerns, fearing that they would be discovered by the leaders and that their work could not be completed were the top two, accounting for 37% and 30.2% respectively; More than a quarter of the respondents were "fearless" about the consequences of "fishing".
It is worth mentioning that the survey found that the respondents’ fishing choices are diverse and evenly distributed. Chatting (16.1%) and brushing articles (13.4%) are the most popular "fishing" behaviors for people in the workplace, and people in the post-90s generation choose this "fishing" way more.
A post-90s interviewee said, "The core idea of fishing is to rest. As long as it is during working hours, the simpler way of fishing is more popular. For example, chatting in the WeChat group, eating hot-searched melons, and opening WeChat WeChat official account to read two posts. "
However, the post-80s respondents prefer to go to the tea room to make a cup of coffee and watch the scenery for a while, and 11.7% of the respondents chose this "closed fishing" method. Along with "drinking coffee to kill time" is "going to the toilet with pay". Some netizens joked that "going to the toilet with pay for 10 minutes every day will give you 5.5 days more annual leave every year."
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For people in the workplace, "fishing" is an effective means to fight against high-pressure work. According to the data, 26.2% of the respondents said that they "fished" because of the pressure of work and wanted to relax. An employee of a post-90 s Internet factory said: "996 has become a commonplace, and meetings after work have become a daily routine. So why not fish for a moment? A moment’s rest is to work overtime at night. "
In addition, "low hourly wage" is also a big reason for employees to choose "fishing". Many interviewees think that wages need to be measured with their efforts, and "how much money to do", especially that excessive overtime makes their "hourly wage" further reduced.
The interface workplace found that many reasons for choosing "fishing" after 70 are also because of "low hourly wages". In their view, it is more important to take care of their time. Some interviewees said that when the salary and rank are in a bottleneck period, they are under the pressure of mortgage and family, and they don’t want to risk changing the existing working environment, it is better to touch the fish and do more things they want to do.
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Although "fishing" has become a common phenomenon in the workplace, when it comes to whether this leisure time will become more abundant in the future, only 13.2% of the respondents think that this relaxation time will increase, while the rest of the respondents think that with the increase of work intensity and fierce market competition, the time for employees to "fish" will become less and less.
The manager personally went off to catch "fishing"
From the enterprise’s point of view, "fishing" is obviously the biggest natural enemy affecting work efficiency. In order to avoid employees being lazy, some enterprise managers have invented various ways to "monitor" employees, and even the management of large factories personally went off to catch "fishing".
In December last year, a screenshot of ByteDance President Zhang Yiming criticizing employees for "fishing" at work spread on social platforms.
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Zhang Yiming said in the game "Original God" group of Feishu, "I found that some students often talk about games very intently during working hours. Although the company does not prohibit occasional chatting during working hours, I am still very surprised that I have been so active in the game group for several days. "
In view of the company boss’s undercover employees’ behavior of digging out the "fishing incident", some employees in ByteDance replied to Zhang Yiming that chatting at work is an unavoidable problem, and suggested running the group chat record to see the percentage of individual members’ chatting time in working hours, and to assess whether the employees’ business responsibilities are related to the game.
In addition to the end of managers, the use of equipment "monitoring" is a common means used by enterprises. At the beginning of this year, employees of a technology company in Hangzhou broke the news on social platforms and suspected that they were being monitored by their boss with high-tech equipment. This device is an intelligent cushion that can record heartbeat, breathing, sitting posture and other data. If the cushion senses that the user is sitting incorrectly or is too tired, it will also remind the user to exercise.
However, the employee who broke the news found that the personnel department knew exactly when he left the station. I thought it was caring for employees’ welfare, but it became a tool for management to "monitor" employees. "When in the workplace, when to run away, when emotional, the boss there all the data in one hand. And HR can also look at this data. Will it be included in attendance in the future? "
Although the company said that the main function of smart cushions is to detect the health status of users, and the collected data will be kept strictly confidential, the constant monitoring of such high-tech products has caused many people in the workplace to resonate and panic.
Coincidentally, last October, a hot search was conducted on the toilet timer in Aauto Quicker. According to the picture, there is an extra timer on the top of the toilet in Aauto Quicker, which can be accurate to the second, showing how long the user has been squatting in it.
In this regard, Aauto Quicker explained, "Because of the limited location of toilets in the park, the queue of employees to go to the toilet is serious, but due to the structural limitations of the building, it is difficult to increase the construction of toilet pits in the building. This time, a timer was installed in a toilet pit to test the number and time of toilet use every day, which is convenient for judging the number of mobile toilet pits that need to be increased. "
Although there is a more reasonable purpose, as People magazine said, in the eyes of managers, toilets are the enemy of efficiency. Toilets are the most terminal part of the management system of large factories. What this system should do is to occupy employees’ bodies as long as possible, so that employees can create more productivity in unit time.
Faced with the increasingly heavy pressure of workplace work, Feng Lijuan, the chief human resources expert of Worry-Free Future, said, "The fragmentation of working hours will inevitably lead to the fragmentation of employees’ rest time. Managers should realize that the more high-pressure and high-intensity work, the more employees need space to adjust their mentality, and the more they need to give adequate rest time."
Feng Lijuan also reminded employees that when "fishing", they should also take the completion of their work as the primary premise and realize the risk of "fishing" for a long time. "If a person really has a lot of time to’ fish’, it is really necessary to be vigilant. Either there is a problem with the manager or you are likely to be included in the next batch of layoffs."
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