Radhika Marya reports that 59% of adults check their email during holidays, and of those, more than half check their work email at least once a day:
Forty-one percent of those who receive work-related e-mails during time off say that they’re typically annoyed or frustrated to see the messages in their inbox. It looks like younger adults specifically, 56% in the 18 to 34 demographic are most likely to express these sentiments. Meanwhile, only 39% of those between 35 and 44, and 30% of those in the 45-54 age range, admit to being annoyed by work-related e-mails during the holidays.
At least 12% of respondents admit to feeling dread.
That 12 percent? That's me. My personal in-tray currently has 474 unread emails. I'm going to try and catch up this weekend. In between blogging, a column, an essay due Monday, an afterword for our forthcoming "Cannabis Closet" book, and more work on my green card application. Livin' large.