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Report: 17 Percent Of New Yorkers Handle Business While In The Bathroom

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Many New Yorkers are faced with a job that requires them to bring their work home or work extra hours, but what about carrying on your business while in the bathroom?

A new report released by Swedish furniture company Ikea found that 17 percent of the 1,000 people surveyed in New York City admitted to working while on the porcelain throne.

Report: 17 Percent Of New Yorkers Handle Business While In The Bathroom

1010 WINS' Roger Stern reports

Based on the folks who spoke with 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern Thursday morning in SoHo, you would actually think that percentage should be much higher.

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Almost everyone who spoke with Stern admitted to doing their professional business while doing their business in the bathroom.

“It’s true. I do,” said one man.

“Yea why not? I mean, yea, you got to be flexible,” said another woman.

Michael told Stern the commode is a man’s throne, where he makes most of his decisions.

On the other hand, Taylor said while he uses his smart phone, it’s not usually for business.

“I use my smart phone probably, but not for business. Probably play like games or something like that,” he said.

Joe said taking care of business in the bathroom is just part of modern life.

“I think everyone’s doing it. There’s nothing to be shy about. Everyone brings their phone with them where ever they are. You’re in the bathroom, you’re checking your email,” he said.

New Yorkers are not the only ones working hard while sitting on the commode. The report found 16 percent of people in Stockholm, Sweden also admitted to working while in the bathroom.

The “Life at Home” report surveyed 8,000 people around the globe and didn’t just ask people about their bathroom habits. The report touched on a variety of morning habits, including wake-up times, grooming and breakfast.

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