Thank Your Smartphone For The Extra 365 Work Hours You Log Per Year

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We already know Americans work a lot. Now, a new Good Technology study puts a precise number on all those phone calls and emails you log after hours: 365. That's how many overtime hours the average American works a year, though it may feel less like work when you're checking your email at the dinner table, in bed, or on vacation, as many of the 1,000 participants reported. The study also found that the average American starts checking emails at 7:09 a.m., and 69% of us won't go to sleep without checking our work email. Depressing as it sounds, the widespread adoption of mobile devices for work means workers have more choice over when and where they do that work, which means you might be able to spend less time in the office. But it also means you might be falling asleep clutching your iPhone.

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  • neilk

    I don't believe this for a second. The _average American_ does these things? There's no way that 69% of Americans check their work email at home, since considerably less than 69% of Americans have a job, let alone an email address for work. Perhaps you elided some of the details of the study, like, it was a study of 1,000 financial sector workers or a study of 1,000 people with work-issued smartphones.

  • Steve

    LOL...  you are absolutely correct. Where did they get these numbers. I'm still looking in the job market for a full-time job but no companies are interested. They outsourcing employees from oversee's for cheaper or get employees's from contract agencies for a cheaper deal; therefore they beat the odds of paying someone full time and benefits. America I tell you, guess its the world we live in. I'm about to purchase my own island and start my government, because this ish sucks!!!!!