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One of the first things I do in the morning, when I sit down at my desk, is check my email.  And my job involves so much email that I can pretty much guarantee that I will spend at least the first hour of my working day getting through all of the new stuff and following up on older emails.  It is a tedious part of the job, but unfortunately it’s also a fact of life.  Every office-based job these days involves sending and receiving email, and this trend is only going to rise instead of go down.

Which is why I immediately identified with today’s infographic. Apparently most people get stressed once they get at least 50 emails, so the fact that I regularly hit this minimum every day means that must be why I am squeezing stress balls and wearing a “I Am Grumpy” T-shirt.

Let us know in the comments what you think of the infographic. Are you held hostage to email or, like Chuck Norris, do you hold email hostage?  How many emails do you typically send / receive per day?  And are you one of the 15% who check emails at a funeral?  That’s a new one on me.

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Image Source: Email Keyboard Button via Shutterstock

  1. Terafall
    November 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    People check email on bathroom?
    They must have water-proof gadget

    • Mark O'Neill
      November 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      I check my iPhone on the toilet and I use my iPad in the bath :-)

      • Douglas Mutay
        December 4, 2012 at 10:02 am


    • Oron
      November 30, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      Terafall, I agree. 78% check their email from the bathroom? I'm amazed!

  2. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    November 30, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Under 10/day. I'd like to say it's manageable because all emails are meaningful to me, a product of real communication and news I care about, not related to my job.

  3. Chris
    November 30, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Nice, It would be better if the red parts of the wheels in the "we're not addicted" section matched the percent values, as far as I can see only the top three match.

    33% shouldn't be more than half
    20% is not more than a quarter
    19% is not more than a quarter
    15% is not a quarter

  4. ion popa
    November 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    It seems I'm (still) a normal person as I never checked email at funerals. And I think this infographic should inspire the others 85%... :)

  5. Anonymous
    November 29, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    so i don't have this problem ^_^

  6. Anonymous
    November 29, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    hah i use email only if i need them to sign up for forum or any other kind of services

  7. Austen Gause
    November 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    People check their email at funerals? Thats weird.

  8. Mihovil Pletikos
    November 29, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    talk face to face.... not a bad ide :)

  9. Melroy D'monte
    November 29, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks for the breakdown.. It's sad to see that SPAM is still the major chunk of all the emails.

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