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Survey allows office workers to voice opinions

May 7, 2010

ROSWELL, GA — A new survey recently conducted by Infogroup/ORC on behalf of Kimberly-Clark Professional probed the feelings of office workers in respect to the buildings they work in, the buildings'' restrooms and other factors of their work environment, according to a press release.

The survey, which was conducted over the telephone from March 18-22 and March 22-29, questioned 827 office workers nationwide, the release stated.

According to the release, while six in 10 office workers long for a clean restroom at work and only 38 percent of respondents described their workplace restrooms as "always being super-clean," only one percent of respondents voiced worry over becoming sick from using an uncleanly restroom.

Eighty-three percent of office workers said they would notice if management switched from a quality tissue, towel or soap product to inferior versions of the same products while only 17 percent said they would not notice such a change, the release noted.

Peter Leahy, Kimberly-Clark Professional office building marketing manager, said: "Office workers were also split over whether they were feeling the love from their building''s management. While 46 percent said they genuinely believed that the company that managed their building wanted to keep them happy, 42 percent didn''t think so, with nearly one-third of those indicating the company was more interested in saving money than taking care of them."

It should come as no surprise that survey respondents voted the restroom as the dirtiest place in their offices, with the kitchen or break room ranking second and elevators and lobbies coming in after that, the release added.

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