Scary stuff this morning from my former colleague Ina Fried, who writes of a new survey that shows just how much we're in denial about "not working."
That's right, the Good Technology survey in question is all about mobility, and we worker bees simply cannot put our mobile devices down when we're not at the office.
Your suspicions were right: you're working more than ever, even if you haven't seen your desk in a week.
The average American worker is on the clock, so to speak, to the tune of more than 30 extra hours per month -- that's a month and a half of overtime per year.
All this, just because you decide time and time again that those e-mails and phone calls are worth responding to.
Unsurprisingly, half of workers report that they feel they have no choice in the matter -- it's expected. Frighteningly, half of workers take their phones to bed with them.
(They don't hug back, people.)
More stats to share with your coworkers, via your mobile device, right now:
- 68 percent check their work e-mail before 8 a.m. (7:09 a.m. is the peak time)
- 50 percent check their work email while still in bed.
- 40 percent are still tapping away after 10 p.m.
- 69 percent will not go to sleep without checking their work e-mail.
- 57 percent check work email during family time.
- 38 percent check work email while at the dinner table.
Oy. This is a crisis.