Workers are finding themselves at the office for much longer it appears as those employed in the public sector say that the traditional nine to five day is no longer the norm.
The survey by Badenoch & Clark of 1,001 public sector workers found that staff morale had dipped as the recession had brought about longer working hours.
Three-quarters of public sector workers would describe morale in their organisations as either average or poor.
Despite this workers do not seem to be tempted by the private sector as over a third considered switching their job would not leave them in a better position.
Employees in Britain work some of the longest hours in Europe and work ten hours or more over and above their number of contracted hours on a regular basis.
Nicola Linkleter, managing director at Badenoch & Clark, said: “With morale dropping, public sector employers must now demonstrate explicitly how much they value the long hours their workers commit to their jobs.”