A survey by Nokia (News – Alert), “Tips on How Mobile Technology Can Fuel a Better Work-Life Balance,” says that work spills into bathroom time for more than half of Americans and into the bedroom for almost 25 percent.
“The good news is that innovative and personable technology tools, like the Nokia E71, are providing us with choices on how, when and where we work,” said Bill Plummer, vice president, Nokia Americas. “However, we do acknowledge that there may be times and places where it is considered appropriate to shut off your phone or e-mail altogether.”
The study says 53 percent of American workers have been interrupted by a work-related phone call or e-mail while in the bathroom, 24 percent allowed a call to interrupt them while in the throes of passion, and 23 percent while on a date.
And although talking in bathrooms, movies and restaurants annoys many people, the madness doesn’t seem to be stopping. Seventy-five percent of those polled say technology plays a primary role in helping them balance their work and home life and 59 percent say they never turn off their mobile devices.
The survey says work often seeps into leisure time, with 62 percent of Americans having their personal lives interrupted by work at least 10 times a week. On the other hand, 65 percent have had their work lives interrupted by a personal matter.
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