Looks like many folks were getting up from the dinner table on Thanksgiving to check their work e-mail.
It seems like the constant checking in with co-workers hardly slows down, even during major holidays. According to a recent survey by e-mail software maker Xobni:
- 79% of U.S. employees say they’ve received work-related e-mails on holidays
- 59% said they’d be checking their e-mails this holiday season, and
- Of those, 28% said they’ll be checking their messages multiple times during the day.
Of those who received work e-mails from co-workers or clients while they were off for the holidays, 41% said they were either annoyed, frustrated or resentful about being distracted during their celebrations and time off.
However, a solid 19% said they were actually thankful they had work-related e-mails to distract them during those get-togethers.
So much for rest and relaxation and happy holiday family gatherings.