In AOL‘s recent fourth annual e-mail addiction survey, New Yorkers showed up as more addicted to their e-mail than residents of any other city. Although only 55% admitted an addiction, 62% said they check their work e-mail on the weekends. That spells addiction to us.
Eighteen percent of them are so addicted that they check someone else’s e-mail as well. Hmmm. Maybe that’s just nosiness.
Anyway, according to an InformationWeek report on the study, e-mail productivity expert Marsha Egan has apparently offered up her services to help folks in the Big Apple overcome their addiction. Egan, who authored the book 12 Steps to Curing Your E-Mail E-ddiction, said she’ll give New Yorkers (and addicts from other cities) who sign up for her 12-step program a 50% discount for the month.
Oh, the national average for e-mail addicts in the cities surveyed is 46%.
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