The most recent survey of members of the infidelity website Victoria Milan reveals that cheating employees spend thousands of company hours scrambling for privacy of their illicit affairs
4,000 members of online infidelity dating site Victoria Milan indicate that a significant number of workplace hours is devoted to cheating. The survey asked members where they search for romantic or sexual connections outside their existing relationships, and the results showed that more working hours than any other hours of the day are used by cheaters to find and connect with lovers online. In fact, 1.17 hours was the average amount of work time spent on cheating according to respondents.
68% of cheating employees indicate that they interact with their online affair during work hours using their PC or smartphone, while 25% make time at home for their cheating activities. Only 7% of respondents indicate that they have to find other places to connect with their lovers.
Those who connect from work were also asked how much time they spend cheating online. 38% answered that they spend about half an hour on average, while 25% said that cheating online consumes about one hour of their workday. Another 19% admitted that between one and two hours of their work day goes to cheating online, and an amazing 18% reported that they spend more than two hours online every day pursuing their illicit affairs.
The money calculation above is based on the survey results extrapolated to the number of Victoria Milan global members, numbers multiplied by the American minimum wage, US$7.25 an hour. Even using the minimum wage as the baseline, it represents a daily cost of US$17.304.300.
“Today we have the advantage of being able to connect with people looking for the same things online. It seems that, based on our latest survey, many of our members connect with each other during work hours to spice up their life” Sigurd Vedal, SEO and founder of Victoria Milan, states. “We just hope they do it while they are on break, because if not, companies may be losing a lot of money” adds Mr. Vedal.
Victoria Milan is one of the world’s most successful anonymous social networks for men and women seeking a secret affair. The service was launched by happily married media executive Sigurd Vedal in 2010, and has today become one of the world’s fastest-growing, leading social networks for discreet extramarital affairs, surpassing 3 million members worldwide in more than 33 countries.