It’s the 4th of July tomorrow – will you be checking work email amid the fireworks and family barbecues? Chances are good that you will be.
According to a survey by Good Technology, 80% of respondents say they keep working after typical work hours end. This means checking email during family outings (57%), at the dinner table (38%), and before bed (69%). Half of respondents even said they check email when they wake up, before they get out of bed. All of this extra time – to take a phrase from soccer – totals up to nearly 30 hours per month, according to Good Technology. That’s essentially an extra day of work per week for those of you that aren’t good at the math.