UK workers work three weeks overtime per year
25 June 2012
The average UK worker puts in over three weeks overtime a year, just by checking and responding to work emails and calls at home, a new survey suggests.
In a survey of 1,000 UK working adults by Good Technology, 93% of people continue working when they leave the office. This amounts to three hours and 31 minutes each week, 15 hours a month, or 183 hours a year – the equivalent of 23 extra working days a year.
While half of workers do it to stay organised, 20% want to impress their boss, even answering work emails in bed or at the dinner table to stay on top of things. Over a third or workers claim they could not do their job without access to work email.
Andy Jacques, General Manager of EMEA for Good Technology, says: ''There was a time when it was difficult to continue working outside of the office without carrying a laptop. But with today’s ‘always on’ society, people are pretty much working from the moment they wake up until the moment they fall asleep.
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