Workers still check BlackBerrys on holidays

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BlackBerry Bold as a ball and chain

A recent study of bank employees by Credant Technologies showed that a staggering 83% will be taking their BlackBerrys and mobiles with them on holiday, a third will be bringing their laptop, and a quarter would check their e-mail. In a lot of workplaces, this kind of mentality is certainly the norm, but wouldn’t it be nice to de-shackle the old ball and chain once in awhile? More progressive employers, like the Immigration Canada, are trying to cut down on BlackBerry burnout, but that’s apparently the exception rather than the rule. Summer’s here guys – who’s going to be checking their work e-mail while they’re at the cottage?