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A majority of British Columbians use their work phone for personal texts: new survey

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Are you using your work phone for personal texts?

If so, you aren’t alone.

A new survey shows more employees are using company-issued phones — for fun.

The poll by Research Co. found that the work phone paid for by the employer is used more often for personal use.

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In British Columbia, it rings true for 65 per cent of those surveyed.

The survey found full-time employees in the highest annual household income bracket were less likely to use their company-issued devices for personal use than those in the lower income brackets.

But employees over the age of 55 were more likely to use their company-issued devices for non-work-related use than their younger counterparts.

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