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Work-Life Balance: More Than Half Of Americans Are ‘Always On'

We know more and more Americans are checking emails and answering work-related phone calls while on vacation, and a new study [PDF] released by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Center for Organization Excellence illustrates this phenomena is not relegated to employees’ paid time off.

Fifty-three percent of employed Americans check work email, text messages and voicemail at least daily over the weekend, and 52 percent said they check these messages at least once a day during nonwork hours, according to “Communication Technology: Implications for Work and Well-Being.”