Over 40 percent of Australians check work emails whilst on holiday, a new survey has found.
The newspoll study, commissioned by remote access software company LogMeIn, found that of the 1200 full and part-time workers surveyed, 40 percent check emails whilst on holidays and 36 percent have phoned the office for an update. In addition, more that one quarter of Aussie workers (27 percent) have packed a laptop specifically to check work emails whilst on holiday.
Matt Fleming, senior business manager of LogMeIn, believes the results reflect Australia’s increasing work hours, pressure to perform at the top level and the sheer ease of staying connected.
“If you’re a small business owner or in middle to upper management, it’s not easy to go on a holiday for three weeks and completely detach yourself from work. Some people check their emails or ring a colleague whilst on holiday so they can feel more at ease knowing what to expect before returning to work,” he said.
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