Checking emails outside of working hours could hurt romantic relationships and damage your mental health, a new study has found.
The survey was carried out on full-time workers aged between 31 and 40. Workforce Emotions Expert, William Becker, found that “the employees themselves seem largely unaware of the impact this has on their significant others”.
Despite this, off-duty email checkers felt that their uncontrollable urge to check work messages did not affect their closest personal relationships.
The Virginia Tech researcher tells the Guardian: “They don’t see it as a problem, but their spouses say it really affects the relationship.”
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