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Checking Work eMail from Home - a Good or Bad Thing?

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Offline Mads Sorensen Reading A Quiet Life by Natasha Walter
13 Mar 2014, 08:50 PM | Post: #11

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RE: Checking Work eMail from Home - a Good or Bad Thing?

(13 Mar 2014 08:46 PM)Grace Elliot Wrote: Wrote:  
(13 Mar 2014 06:57 AM)navlogan Wrote: Wrote:  
(12 Mar 2014 06:34 PM)Grace Elliot Wrote: Wrote:  
(11 Mar 2014 08:11 AM)Tim_A Wrote: Wrote:  I'm sure work would be outraged if they thought you were reading personal emails on "their time". Funny how their attitude changes when it's the other way round...
Got it in a nutshell, Tim! 
I must bring that up at the next staff meeting where we are told that staff are expected to give 'above and beyond' and they don't want '9 to 5-ers'.

It sounds just like the hellhole that I just wasted the last 10 years of my life in. Boy am I glad to see the back of that place... and they say slavery is abolished. They just play mind games now instead.
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Offline navlogan Reading Faust 2.0 by Michael Brookes
14 Mar 2014, 07:24 AM | Post: #12

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RE: Checking Work eMail from Home - a Good or Bad Thing?

(13 Mar 2014 08:50 PM)Mads Sorensen Wrote: Wrote:  
(13 Mar 2014 08:46 PM)Grace Elliot Wrote: Wrote:  
(13 Mar 2014 06:57 AM)navlogan Wrote: Wrote:  
(12 Mar 2014 06:34 PM)Grace Elliot Wrote: Wrote:  
(11 Mar 2014 08:11 AM)Tim_A Wrote: Wrote:  I'm sure work would be outraged if they thought you were reading personal emails on "their time". Funny how their attitude changes when it's the other way round...
Got it in a nutshell, Tim! 
I must bring that up at the next staff meeting where we are told that staff are expected to give 'above and beyond' and they don't want '9 to 5-ers'.

It sounds just like the hellhole that I just wasted the last 10 years of my life in. Boy am I glad to see the back of that place... and they say slavery is abolished. They just play mind games now instead.
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Look at it as an exciting challenge going forward...sorry, wrong thread.

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Offline Grace Elliot Reading Demelza.
15 Mar 2014, 09:26 PM | Post: #13

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RE: Checking Work eMail from Home - a Good or Bad Thing?

Very good, Mads...I see what you did there!
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Offline ElaineG Reading Standers by Dale Brumfield
16 Mar 2014, 06:07 AM | Post: #14

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RE: Checking Work eMail from Home - a Good or Bad Thing?

(11 Mar 2014 08:11 AM)Tim_A Wrote: Wrote:  I'm sure work would be outraged if they thought you were reading personal emails on "their time". Funny how their attitude changes when it's the other way round...


Funny, that reminds me of a certain boss of mine who is the worst culprit I know for sending emails stuffed with funny pictures!
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RE: Checking Work eMail from Home - a Good or Bad Thing?

(12 Mar 2014 06:34 PM)Grace Elliot Wrote: Wrote:  
(11 Mar 2014 08:11 AM)Tim_A Wrote: Wrote:  I'm sure work would be outraged if they thought you were reading personal emails on "their time". Funny how their attitude changes when it's the other way round...
Got it in a nutshell, Tim! 
I must bring that up at the next staff meeting where we are told that staff are expected to give 'above and beyond' and they don't want '9 to 5-ers'.
I have worked at places like that before, and isn't it weird that employers with that attitude want the "above and beyond" staff, but don't even want to pay for "9 to 5ers"?
I thank my lucky stars I have the job I have now - hours to suit me, with bosses who are nice, leave us to get on with the work without nagging us, and with decent money.

I don't want to sound as if I don't like my bosses, because I do, but it is really nice that we only ever see one of them once a week, and the other one every two months or so. They are surveyors, so out doing surveys all day, and they email the work in digital audio file format to us. There is no reason for them to come into the office most days = they know the work is getting done (by staff with many years experience in the job) and with mobiles and emails, they are always available if we need to speak to them. If I had to find another job though. I would find it so hard to adapt to a normal office routine, where the bosses are there all day!
Offline Grace Elliot Reading Demelza.
16 Mar 2014, 07:06 PM | Post: #16

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RE: Checking Work eMail from Home - a Good or Bad Thing?

I'm going cold turkey and not logged into work emails over the weekend. Let's see if the sky falls in....
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RE: Checking Work eMail from Home - a Good or Bad Thing?

I've just told my head of department I'm taking the day off sick and cancelled all my meetings via work email, so it isn't all bad!
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RE: Checking Work eMail from Home - a Good or Bad Thing?

My work and personal emails all come in on my phone. The only times I really mind are when I get unsolicited newsletters.
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RE: Checking Work eMail from Home - a Good or Bad Thing?

My husband despairs of me since the first thing I do when I get in the front door after shopping, visiting friends, going for a walk...is check my email.

I argue that since I work from home, my working hours never really shut down, so I have to expect work emails at any hour and be able to reply at any hour. Still, I try to keep most of my work between 8 and 4 Monday to Friday.
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