Does your boss get a little ornery if you’re late for work? If not, perhaps it’s because you have a smartphone.
A survey by data protection company Mozy, out today says 73 percent of bosses “have a relaxed attitude to time keeping because staffers are working flexible hours beyond 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.”
“Flexible hours” is code for “working more when they should be off work.”
One in five employees has checked work email by 7 in the morning and the average employee has spent 46 minutes working before ever getting to the office.
The survey of American, British, German, and Irish workers found that although employees leave their workplace around 5:48 p.m., they don’t stop fully working until about 7:19 p.m., Mashable reported.
And yet, even though the survey showed people are working about 12 hours a day, half of those surveyed said they worry their boss will be mad at them if they arrive late for work.