A survey of 300 Australian IT workers and their bosses has found employees were frequently using their own smart phones and tablets to send work emails - from bed, from places of worship and while on holidays, said an AAP report in the Sydney Morning Herald.
It said 19 percent had worked from a place of worship and 34 per cent had sent work emails while on holidays, surprisingly, the same amount that had sent a work email from public transport.
Other private places where work emails were being sent were the bed, for 23 percent surveyed, and restaurants, for 21 percent.
iPad users were far more likely to use their devices for work, with 42 percent confessing to emailing from an entertainment event and 49 percent while on holiday.
The second annual survey was commissioned by information service provider, Unisys.
General manager for IT outsourcing Lee Ward said employers were yet to figure out how to capitalise on the popularity of mobile technology.
And with so many people available on their smart phones 24-7, policies should also protect their employees from burning out, she said.
Workers on iPads in bed, church, holidays (Sydney Morning Herald/AAP)
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