One-Third of Workers Victims of April Fools' Day Pranks, Reveals New
CareerBuilder Canada Survey


    
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<p><span class="xn-location">TORONTO</span>, <span class="xn-chron">March 29</span> /CNW/ -- Workers should be on the lookout for plastic-wrapped cubicles and fake resignations this <span class="xn-chron">April Fools' Day</span>. According to a new CareerBuilder <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> survey, one-third (34 per cent) of workers said they have been pranked in the office on <span class="xn-chron">April Fools' Day</span>. More than one-quarter (29 per cent) report they have been the instigators. In addition, 42 per cent of workers said that despite economic concerns, they will still play office jokes this year because they feel people need comic relief in challenging times. The survey was conducted among more than 700 workers between <span class="xn-chron">November 5</span> and <span class="xn-chron">November 23, 2009</span>.</p>
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<p>CareerBuilder <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> named the top most memorable pranks from Canadian workers uncovered in this year's survey:</p>
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    1. When making morning coffee in break room, put a whole shaker of salt in
       it.
    2. Put goldfish in the water cooler.
    3. People were told to put their chairs on their desk before 10 a.m.
       because pest control services would arrive then to set rodent traps.
    4. Moved someone's entire office, including desk, computer, posters, wall
       hangings and phone into the bathroom.
    5. Everyone called in sick at five-minute intervals.
    6. Crazy glued coffee cup to desk.
    7. Wrapped everything in someone's cubicle in wrapping paper.
    8. Had an outside supplier approach manager about wanting to hire all of
       the people in our department.


    Survey Methodology
    
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<p>This survey was conducted online within <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> by Harris Interactive(C) on behalf of CareerBuilder.com among 720 employees (employed full-time; not self-employed; non-government) ages 18 and over between <span class="xn-chron">November 5</span> and <span class="xn-chron">November 23, 2009</span> (percentages for some questions are based on a subset of Canadian employees, based on their responses to certain questions). With a pure probability sample of 720 one could say with a 95 per cent probability that the overall results have a sampling error of +/- 3.65 percentage points, respectively. Sampling error for data from sub-samples is higher and varies.</p>
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