Survey: Office Workers Take On Interim Cleaning Duties

British bosses are asking 55 percent of employees to clean their place of work, despite it not being in their job description, according to an article on the London Loves Business website.

A survey of 1,000 UK workers by, found British employees are losing 13 working hours per year cleaning their office or workspace. While 85 percent of those polled said their company employs a cleaner, employees spend 3 minutes per working day on average cleaning their office or workspace, the survey said.

Office desks are one thing - 85 percent of those surveyed spend time on the task - but conducting additional cleaning is a rarity in most offices.

According to the survey, 52 percent of employees say they are asked to clean communal kitchen or food preparation spaces every week. Forty-seven percent say they are asked to vacuum weekly. And 15 percent of workers were tasked with cleaning the office restroom on a weekly basis. 

Click here for a full breakdown of cleaning tasks office workers are tackling, including mopping and cleaning windows.