The Work You Do From Home Adds Up to 30 Extra Work Days a Year
Twenty years ago, if your boss wanted to contact you at home, he had to call your home phone. And if he got a busy signal or the answering machine, you were clear. Today, your company knows they can access you 24 hours a day. And, of course, they DO.
According to a new study, the average employee now does an extra four hours and 51 minutes of work from home every week. That includes everything from catching up on work emails to actually doing projects.
If you work 49 weeks a year, that adds up to about 30 EXTRA eight-hour work days a year . . . or a full EXTRA MONTH of work.
The study also found more than HALF of people say they’ve had to miss or postpone social and family events because of work they've had to do from home.
20% of parents have missed an event at their kid's school, 13% have missed their child's birthday party, 10% have missed their husband or wife's birthday, and 8% have missed an anniversary dinner.
Don't you just wish we could go back to simpler times when it email and smart phones didn't exist?