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Emails from bosses ruining weekends for 40% employees

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 18:24

New York: At least 40 per cent workers have admitted that weekends are no longer a time to get away from the stress of office as they regularly get weekend emails from their boss, a new survey has found.
A study of 600 employees in the US and Canada found that 40 per cent of workers get emails from their boss on weekends, who they say expects a response.

Another third reported getting work messages on Saturdays and Sundays from time to time, according to the survey by workforce solutions firm Right Management, the BusinessNewsDaily reported.

"It`s one thing to get broadcast or informational emails after office hours, but it`s now a given that everyone has to check their emails at least once a day, Saturday and Sunday included," said Michael Haid, senior vice president of talent management for Right Management.

"Having this type of `on demand` technology, reaching anyone at any time, definitely reshapes the thinking on what might constitute work-life balance as work life and private life may no longer exist as separate spaces," he said.


First Published: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 18:24
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