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
59% of Us Will Check Email on Thanksgiving
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 across the country know, June can be the cruelest month of the year, logistically speaking, when dozens...   (AP Photo/Jin Lee)

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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