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Are you an Office G.O.S.S.I.P?

If you thought the Y.U.P.P.Y, the 1980's archetypal office worker complete with red braces and brick like mobile phone was a thing of the past, think again. Young, upwardly mobile employees have merely morphed into twenty first century Office G.O.S.S.I.P.S - Gadget Obsessed, Status Symbol Infatuated Professionals.

That's according to new research released today by Office Angels. To mark their 20th Anniversary Office Angels asked more than 1,500 UK workers to identify current, essential office status symbols, and discovered that today's ambitious worker arrives at the office armed with two mobile phones, a blackberry, an ipod, sushi for lunch, a decaff capuccino for meetings and a gym bag for a post office work-out.
From 'Brick' to Stick - while no self respecting 80's Yuppy would be without a mobile phone the size of a brick, and a huge briefcase to carry it around, today big is definitely not beautiful. Almost seven out of 10 (67%) office workers say micro gadgets are the ultimate office status symbol, with the most coveted items including a Nano ipod, Blackberry, PDA and laptop memory stick

Mobile Multiplicity - and while mobiles are small, owning just one is a definite no-no. Today's ambitious office worker must possess a minimum of two mobiles according to 45% of respondents - one dedicated to the working world and the other servicing the needs of a frantic social life.

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Published: 16 August 2006      Ref: onrec.com

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