Nearly three-quarters of UK workers access their company email account or corporate network while on holiday, according to a recent survey.
Of those people who accessed their email, 60 per cent had checked their work emails two or three times while they were supposed to be sunning themselves, and 11 per cent said they logged-on every day while they were on holiday.
But these vacation working habits can be the cause of holiday headaches, with half of the respondents saying that it caused problems and tensions with their holiday companions.
Over half of those surveyed have taken a handheld device away with them on holiday, and 52 per cent have taken their laptop. Some 92 per cent take their mobile phones with them on vacation.
While a fifth of respondents felt frustrated at having to work while they were away, almost half said that being able to connect remotely to their corporate network gave them peace of mind, and 40 per cent claimed that it made them feel more relaxed when they got back to work.
Being able to work remotely has led 38 per cent of respondents to estimate that they have up to five hours more leisure time a week.
The survey of 281 people was conducted by the organisers of Enterprise Wireless Technology 2002 and MforMobile.com.
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