– More than half of workers who own smart phones said that they check their
devices while driving a vehicle, according to a new survey by CareerBuilder.
Sales professionals (66%) admitted to being the biggest offenders.
percent of workers said that they check their devices each time they vibrate or
beep, and 18% said that they are required by their companies to be accessible
beyond office hours.
"The lines between work and life can be very blurry
these days," said Rosemary Haefner, the vice president of human resources
"Seventeen percent of workers said they feel like their
work day never ends because of technology connecting them to the office."
Haefner said that workers need to allot technology-free time when away from the
office, to both reduce the potential for burnout and avoid risky behavior.