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Text fad hits office
Updated: 2004-12-28 11:12

Mobile phone text messages have become a popular way for communication in the workplace.

According to a survey conducted nationwide by Tegic Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of America Online Inc, on China's mobile phone users, 30 percent of respondents said they often arrange meetings by sending text messages.

One in four people said they get instant replies on job-related questions via short messages and 22 percent have sent bosses a text to ask for sick leave.

One in ten has once discussed or applied for a new job via mobile phone short messages, the survey said.

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