ALMOST a third of Yorkshire workers feel under pressure to stay in the office longer than necessary, says a survey.
The poll by jobs consultancy Right Corecare showed that 28% of employees in the region frequently put in extra hours.
One in five said their bosses demanded that everyone in their office worked extra hours.
Some 15% of those polled admitted using some of the extra time they spent in the office to surf the internet.
Some 4% said they got into work early or left late even when they had little work to do.
One in eight said they stayed late in order to appear hard-working.
The survey said 9% of workers thought staying in the office longer would help their careers progress.
But only 5% have had a pay rise or promotion as a result of putting in more hours.
A fifth of employees under 45 think working longer means being seen as harder working.
But only one in 10 workers aged over 45 takes the same view.
One in six people polled said the long hours at the office were having an adverse effect on their personal relationships and a quarter admitted it was affecting their health.