59% of Us Will Check Email on Thanksgiving
We interrupt this dinner to bring you a message from the boss
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2010 9:04 AM CST
Liz Lange, the founder and president of the Liz Lange maternity line, right, checks her email with her daughter Alice at their home, Tuesday, June 3, 2008 in New York. As thousands of working parents...   (AP Photo/Jin Lee)

(Newser) – Who's really the turkey on Thanksgiving? It may be the 59% of us who will interrupt our holiday to check our email. And of those inbox slaves, 55% will check their work email at least once. The stats come courtesy of a Xobni/Harris Interactive survey of 2,179 adults, which also found that we're not just staying in touch with the office because we have to. Mashable reports that some 19% who check work email say it's a welcome distraction.

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MDD
Nov 24, 2010 3:43 AM CST
The other 41% will be on AshleyMadison.com
Reader65069154
Nov 23, 2010 3:01 PM CST
And 99% of kids with a mobile phone will send at least 10 texts about how lame their Thanksgiving is. How is this news? Are we supposed to abandon our responsibilities and ignore friends on Thanksgiving?
newsrmandan
Nov 23, 2010 1:40 PM CST
from the looks of the picture included with the article she has plenty to read in the wall behind her. So many books so no time.