Americans love to check work e-mail over holidays; will you?
I’ve been off work since Friday, checked email daily…
More than half of you reading this post right now will check your work e-mail on Thanksgiving Day, possibly in between helpings of turkey or slices of pumpkin pie. Almost as many of you will feel annoyed when you receive e-mail from your coworkers on that day, even though those people are pretty much the same as you.
A new survey conducted on 2,179 adults by Harris Interactive (on behalf of social media startup Xobni) says that many of us—42 percent, to be exact—feel that we have to stay up-to-date on work over the holidays in order to ease our own workloads. Fifty-nine percent will check their e-mail at least once on their holidays off, while 28 percent will check multiple times. If you’re a man, you’re more likely to check than your female counterparts, and the same goes if you live in the southern part of the US versus the north.