HR Strange But True!
September 30, 2010
Thirty-two percent of American workers said they need a cup of coffee to get through the workday, according to a new survey commissioned jointly by Dunkin' Donuts and CareerBuilder. The survey also found which professions have the strongest coffee drinking workforce.

According to the survey, the professions who need coffee the most are:

  1. Nurses
  2. Physicians
  3. Hotel workers
  4. Designers/Architects
  5. Financial/Insurance sales representatives
  6. Food preparers
  7. Engineers
  8. Teachers
  9. Marketing/Public Relations professionals
  10. Scientists
  11. Machine operators
  12. Government workers

In addition to being a morning pick-me-up, coffee was reported to have an effect on worker productivity. Forty-three percent of coffee drinkers reported they are less productive if they don't drink coffee while on the job. Younger workers in particular reported that their concentration suffers if they don't have their daily cup, or cups, of coffee (40%).

The survey also found that coffee drinkers often go back for refills throughout the day. The results show the 37 percent of workers drink two or more cups of coffee during their workday.

Richard Castellini, Chief Marketing Officer at CareerBuilder, addressed possible reasons behind coffee’s popularity. "Today's workforce is working longer hours and shouldering heavier workloads … having an extra energy boost in the morning and throughout the day may be helping productivity levels."



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