47% of Canadian Zoom users are BIG FAT LIARS!

With so many of us working from home, the workday often consists of seemingly endless meetings on Zoom, Google Meetings, Microsoft Teams, or any one of a dozen other platforms. Who hasn’t suffered from Zoom fatigue these last 18 months?

I’ll admit it: I often drift off. And if I don’t have to be on camera, I’m doing other things–which brings me to this new survey of Canadian remote workers by Angus Reid.

When a little over 1,000 Canadian remote workers were questioned, 53% of them admit to multitasking with non-work stuff while on a Zoom call. The most admitted-to activities are:

  • 53% scroll through social media
  • 50% do housework
  • 26% cook
  • 24% shop online

What about the other 47%? Are they super-focused on the Zoom meeting and not doing so much as answering email? HAH! They’re big, fat liars. At the very least, they’re trying to get some actual work done, work that’s being interrupted by yet another Zoom meeting.

If you want to learn more, go here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “47% of Canadian Zoom users are BIG FAT LIARS!

  • October 28, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    And how is this different from sitting in an office in a cramped room and doing the same thing? Most of the time in the office I would just be on twitter or amazon shopping for things I didn’t need while someone was talking nonsense trying to sound smart. The only benefit of me being home doing that is I don’t have to angle my laptop away to hide my screen from the person sitting next to me who is on their phone scrolling Instagram.


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