It is indeed a sign of the times an indication of the additional stress that we will find ourselves on the woke at apparently one in five of us feel the need to take a laptop computer with us or we go on holiday. Our love affair with the office continues apace apparently with the other four in five people feeling the need to take a mobile phone with them and starting to feel extremely uncomfortable when going for long periods out of touch with the office.
It is not just the need to stay in touch with the office apparently that is driving this new trend and more of us are using our mobile phones just to stay in touch with friends and colleagues for a chat.
One in five of us carrying out certain work tasks while we’re on holiday and the same amount checking real face from time to time just to monitor any inward calls.How about this statistic the apparently twice as many people who use their mobile phone check into the office e-mail system just to check their e-mails while they’re on holiday.
Depending on how you view it the villain or victim in this case is the residency Keyes with which it is possible to stay in touch with the office from remote locations nowadays.
Research has cited a number of reasons for why we have the desire to remain in touch with the office while we are on holiday.
“I’m the final guy, so I make sure my customers are happy,” said Don Schneider, 43, a plumbing contractor from Buena Park, California, who also runs an online business that supplies video equipment for plumbers.
Schneider says he limits his holiday check-ins to about a half-hour daily and tries to do it unobtrusively so he won’t annoy family and friends, making calls from his hotel room or car.
Whether this is significant or not but it would appear that the higher educated and higher earners amongst us were the most likely to stay in touch and carry out work related costs lost on holiday.
Such is our obsession with the office nowadays that though it is nice to relax and get away on holiday it is also nicer to relax knowing that everything is okay back in the office.
Believe it or not but one of the reasons for feeling the need to keep in touch with the office via public exchanges is the fact that they are aspects of our work that we actually enjoy.
The final issue at stake is that to remain in touch with the office whilst we’re on holidays is it because we actually like the office?
With regards to this topic it certainly is a case of what this space.