Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Work From Home: Your Employees Can't Flip the 'Off' Switch

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 07-09-2012

80%

A whopping 80 percent of respondents say that they continue working after they leave the office for the night.

80%

30 Hours

The after-office work respondents put averages seven hours a week, or 30 hours per month.

30 Hours

45 Days of Overtime

The average respondent puts in more than one-and-a-half months of overtime each year.

45 Days of Overtime

Staying Organized

Why are employees burning the midnight oil at home? According to 60 percent of respondents, it's all about staying organized.

Staying Organized

No "Off Switch"

Another 31 percent of respondents said that they work from home simply because they have difficulty turning the "switch off."

No "Off Switch"

Bedtime Story

50 percent of respondents say they read or respond to e-mails after getting into bed at night.

Bedtime Story

Early Risers

68 percent of respondents admit to checking e-mail at home before 8 a.m. each day. In fact, the average American checks their first e-mail at 7:09 a.m. local time.

Early Risers

Staying Up Late

Work also extends into the late night, with 40 percent of respondents saying that they work at home after 10 p.m. local time.

Staying Up Late

No Vacations

57 percent of respondents check work e-mail when they are on family outings.

No Vacations

No Problems

More than 50 percent of respondents say that their spouses don't have any issues with their checking e-mail or doing off-hours work in the home.

No Problems