How many hours of your life have you wasted on work email? Try our depressing calculator.

Date: October 14, 2016  Posted in: Commentary  Comments: 0

Have you ever wondered exactly how much of your life you have given up to check and deal with work emails? Are you really sure that you want to know that number? If you do, a new calculator can show exactly how much time you spend with pesky work emails. The numbers can be quite startling, up to 1000 hours a year. Think of all the things you could have done in that time.

Key Takeaways:

  • Email is like the dirty laundry of the Internet. I do not mean that metaphorically. It’s this burdensome time-suck that everyone hates but that remains essential to functioning.
  • we spend an average of 4.1 hours checking our work email each day. That’s 20.5 hours each week, more than 1,000 hours each year, more than 47,000 hours over a career.
  • It’s not terribly difficult to see how this situation came to be, though seeing how to get out of it has proved a bit trickier.

“People increasingly expect their correspondents to answer emails within hours, if not minutes — putting pressure on everyone to constantly monitor their inboxes.”

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