Britons can’t get enough overtime

The average British worker now puts in more than three weeks of overtime a year by answering calls and e-mails at home, a study has revealed.

Researchers found nine out of ten people continue working when they have left the office, typically for a total of three hours and 31 minutes each week.

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The study of 1,000 UK workers, which was carried out by mobile security software company Good Technology, also found 66 per cent of those surveyed said they checked their work e-mail messages before 7am.