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A BT survey has concluded what every office-bound computer slave already knows: that the majority of staff would prefer to choose where they did their work.

The most popular alternative to the office was - amazingly - the beach. Mountain tops and park benches polled 18 and 17 per cent, respectively, although a lamentable four per cent expressed a wish to do their chores from the comfort of their own bed.

BT's sudden interest in the subject is linked to Wireless Broadband Week. Since 57 per cent of those surveyed spent at least five hours a day slumped in front of a PC, there is much to be said for the idea of teleworking.

Not, however, if your staff are "hard at it" next to a women's beach volleyball tournament on Rio's Copacabana, or "just working through emails" from the summit of K2.

The park bench as an alternative work environment has found favour among El Reg staff, not least because many of this elite cadre of IT hacks find themselves sleeping on said municipal furniture after a particularly heavy night in Vulture Central's own teleworking poll winner: the local pub. ®

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