IT Management Slideshow: No Holiday From Email

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-02-2010

No Holiday From Email

59 percent of respondents check work e-mail during holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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55 percent of respondents who check work e-mails during the holidays do so at least once a day.

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28 percent of those who check work e-mails during the holidays do so multiple times a day.

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67 percent of male respondents check work e-mail during holidays, compared with 50 percent of females.

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65 percent of mid-career adults (ages 35-44) check work e-mails during holidays - highest among all age groups surveyed.

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63 percent of respondents in the South check work e-mails during holidays - the most among U.S. regions.

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10 percent of respondents check in with their work e-mail account when spending time with loved ones at holiday parties, gatherings, meals or other inappropriate times.

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5 percent of those respondents check work e-mail to avoid awkward family/holiday commitments.

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79 percent of respondents say they receive work-related e-mails from co-workers/clients during holidays.

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41 percent of respondents say they feel annoyed, frustrated or resentful after receiving an e-mail from co-workers/clients during holidays.

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15 percent of respondents say receiving work-related e-mails makes them feel relieved or thankful for the distraction during the holidays.

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42 percent of respondents believe that staying up-to-date with work e-mail during holidays eases their workload when they return to the office.

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