'Workaholic'Aussies addicted to checking emails through phones on holidays: Study

Sydney, June 2 (ANI): A recent study has found that Australians are becoming addicted to their mobile phones for checking work emails even on holidays or weekends.

The University of South Australia centre for work and life, found that one in five Australians check their mobile phones for work emails on holidays and almost half of them checked it while not at work.

The study was intended to measure how much Australians are addicted to using their mobile phones and tablets for checking work related emails out of working hours.

Email intrusion was particularly found during mornings and on holidays, impacting women more than men and reflecting that they are balancing their work and family life than men do.

One in ten of the 800 respondents studied said that they enjoyed being connected to work while 13 percent said that they checked their work emails because it was expected of a manager.

The study analyzed that checking work related emails after work hours on mobile phones by clients and colleagues reinforced expectations that employees are all-time available.

Working mothers on the other hand said that they checked their mails on phones out of work hours in order to have 'control of things' and it also saved them from working till late. (ANI)


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