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Accountants just can't leave the office

Accountants really are die-hard workaholics - not only do most of them make themselves available for work-related calls when on holiday, they also check their email and phone the office once a week.

Link: UK workers shun holiday time

New research found that over 80% of accountants and lawyers take their mobiles on holiday, with 65% of them are willing to field calls from the office.

Furthermore, recruitment specialists Macildowie Associates found that most accountants will check their emails and call the office at least once a week.

‘Spending a few minutes a day checking my e-mails gives me the peace of mind to enjoy the rest of the day’, said one respondent while another maintained that ‘checking e-mails or calling into the office eliminates the huge backlog that would otherwise be waiting for me on my return’.

However, health professionals warned that accountants who were permanently tethered to their desks risked far higher rates of burnout and depression than those who ‘truly chill out’.

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