This is why it’s so hard to unplug from work and why you need to anyway
By: Lynda McNutt Foster
61.5% of people, in a Cortex survey poll conducted by K92 radio, said they were not going to unplug during the Christmas holiday. I asked folks on my FB today if they planned on unplugging, not one person said they were going to.
One respondent to the K92 poll question, “Do you plan to completely unplug during the Christmas holiday?” said “No way… it’s the only way to escape my family!” Ha!
Even when we want to unplug, why is it so hard to do?
It used to be that our phone did one thing. It rang, and when it did, we answered it. Or, we didn’t. When I was growing up we got an answering machine when I was like 10 and we didn’t have voicemail until I was like 18 or something. Getting call waiting was transformative. I was allowed to talk on the phone when my mom was waiting for a call to come in – wow!