So much for a holiday vacation: More than half of Americans will work over holidays

Dec 17, 2014, 6:12 PM

Curse the internet. It has stolen holiday rest and relaxation.

A recent study showed that 57 percent of full-time workers in the U.S. planned to work at some point over their holiday break, mostly checking and responding to emails.

About half of that group expects to spend two hours or more a day on average.

This problem of constant connectivity is perhaps just magnified around the holidays, though it seems to live in perpetuity year-round. Indeed, 43 percent of those surveyed said they work for over an hour from home every night.

More, from an NBC News report on the matter:

A study by Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute, found that the average workweek increased 10.7 percent between 1979 and 2007. The Zix survey, for its part, found that two-thirds of full-time employees typically work outside their normal office hours.

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So much for a holiday vacation: More than half of Americans will work over holidays