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Has The Smart Phone Killed The 3 Day Weekend?

May 28, 2013 -- 11:19am

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We sure hope you had a nice long holiday weekend, but if you spent it checking email, a new report says there's nobody to blame but yourself!

In fact, according to one expert, the reason we check our smartphones when we're off is, quote, "many of us have an exaggerated sense of our own importance."  So we feel like we HAVE to check in on work when we're on vacation.

Laura Vanderkam is a work-life balance expert.  She says, quote, "Many of us have an exaggerated sense of our own importance" . . . so we feel like we HAVE to check in on work when we're on vacation.

 Quote, "I can tell you that [after a three-day weekend], the Earth will still be revolving, whether you've checked your email or not."

 Ouch! But she has a point...

According to the latest studies, the average person checks their smartphone 150 times a day, or approximately once every six minutes.  And 35% of people do at least some work on weekends. 

Get the full story here.

 

 

 

 

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