Employees admit they'll check email over holiday breaks
Contributed by Sacha Veillette
(Mittwoch, 24 November 2010) |
Email messaging trends
Even the upcoming holiday season won't mean much of a respite from checking work email for many employees in the United States, according to a recent survey from an email search function vendor.
About 60 percent of respondents said they will check work email during extended vacations over the holidays. Broken down geographically, it appears workers in the South will be the most connected to their inbox over the holidays, as 63 percent said they will be engaged with work emails.
Survey results also show that older employees are less likely to be upset about checking work emails over the holidays. Just 30 percent of workers between 45 and 54 said they are frustrated by work email over the holidays, while 56 percent of employees between 18 and 34 answered similarly.
This holiday burden could be eased with the use of reliable anti-spam filters, which will keep or unwanted messages out of employees' inboxes.
The results of this survey mirror those from a similar poll conducted by cloud storage vendor Egnyte. That report found that 82 percent of small business professionals plan to work during the holidays, but just 24 percent will go into the office.