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Thursday, July 5, 2012

You are working 45 more days!

According to a recent study from Good Technology, the average American is working 45 more days or 365 extra hours every year of overtime. The study reveals we are checking our work emails since 7Am until minutes before we go to sleep. 

The study was made to 1000 workers and it also shows that 25% admitted to have disagreements with their couples, meaning this excess of work is also causing trouble in our personal lives and affecting our families.

Even though companies are more worried about work-life balance and employees are given more time with their family, remote offices and home offices are each day more common; we’re working even more time. 

We’ve become technology-dependent and those that aren’t checking their personal email or looking at their friends activities in social networks, they are probably working from their phones.
Here are a few results from the survey:
  • 68 percent of people check their work emails before 8 a.m.
  • The average American first checks their phone around 7:09 a.m.
  • 50 percent check their work email while still in bed
  • The work day is growing – 40 percent still do work email after 10 p.m.
  • 69 percent will not go to sleep without checking their work email
  • 57 percent check work emails on family outings
  • 38 percent routinely check work emails while at the dinner table
Perhaps the best therapy to reduce stress and improve quality time with your family is to stay as disconnected from the office as possible. Give it a try!

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