Research conducted by online recruitment specialist Theitjobboard.co.uk revealed that of 500 IT workers surveyed for a report on working hours, <A HREF="http://www.webitpr.com/release_detail.asp?ReleaseID=9644">nearly half said their hours had increased</A> in the last two years. 42.5 percent cited the increase in the volume of work as the main reason for their working overtime, but 6.8 percent said the economic uncertainty made them feel the need to put in extra hours. Only 10 percent of those that worked overtime were actually paid for it.
Of those surveyed, over a quarter (27 percent) worked between 48-60 hours a week, with five percent working between 60-75 hours. Despite this amount of overtime being worked, only 15.8 percent had taken up the issue of working long hours with their manager. But of those that complained, 84.4 percent said it had not reduced the hours they worked.