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When it comes to e-mail, I'm an e-mailaholic


Hi, my name is Jonathan Kealing, and I'm an e-mailaholic.

@ColonelTribune, the Twitter persona of the Chicago Tribune, passed along a link this morning to a study about e-mail usage.

What did they find? When it comes to e-mail, you are either a "day laborer" or an "e-mailaholic." Me? I'm the latter.

I send and receive e-mail at all times, day or night. Sometimes, if I wake up in the middle of the night, I'll even thumb through e-mails on my BlackBerry to make sure the world is still spinning.

Now, a day laborer, that's someone who only sends and receives e-mails between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and they can't wait for 5 p.m. to arrive and never look at their e-mail again until the next morning.

The survey was based on interviews with more than 100,000 U.S. and and European college students and staff.

What about you? I created a poll where you can weigh in on how you use your inbox.


fools_gold_is_he 9 years ago

I get on the email mostly when I see people abusing the LJW forums. Thanks to J Kealing to trying to keep it safe out there.

TheStig 9 years ago

I'm a email-oholic, except for alcohol. I like to get drunk at all times, day or night. Sometimes if I wake up in the middle of the night or afternoon I'll even finish off that fifth of whiskey on the couch to make sure my world is still spinning.

Music_Girl 9 years ago

I'm a day laborer but I do check my email once after I get home from my day job and before I go to bed in case there is something important.

filmguru 9 years ago

E-mail for work is definitely a 9-5 thing. I don't look at my work account after I go home. All other e-mail accounts (and social media) are fair game on nights and weekends, however. If I don't check my personal e-mail account several times on the weekend, I feel out of touch.

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