Report: Workers Lazing with Too Little Work Whatever happened to 9-to-5? Well, a Web survey finds that the workday may Really be from 9 to 3 -- or 2... Seems the average employee wastes more than two hours a day at work. And that doesn't count lunch hour. Why? Not enough work -- some non-workers say. Too much schmoozing, say others. NPR slackers have a good excuse. We schmooze for two hours and call it a radio program!