Emails from bosses ruining weekends for 40% employees
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.