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In the home office, almost every second person shortens their lunch break


Working from home has many advantages - and also downsides. The German Federation of Trade Unions has now provided figures that show that the stress in the home office is higher for many.

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Those who work in the home office can often be reached at night until 11 p.m.

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Those who work from home often do unpaid overtime, can be reached longer by work colleagues in the evenings and often skip breaks.

This is the result of a survey by the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB) reported by the »Süddeutsche Zeitung«.

For the study, people in the same professions were interviewed and compared who often or always work from home or often or always in the company.

The result: Those who work at home have more stress.

Almost every second person stated that they shorten breaks in the home office or skip them altogether.

28 percent of employees working from home often do unpaid overtime.

And supervisors expect one in three homeworkers to be available outside of normal working hours, for example on a mobile phone.

Employees working from home cited both unpaid overtime and the expectation of being available outside of normal working hours twice as often as those who mostly or always work in the company.

Home office employees therefore work much more often in the evening until 11 p.m. and start again early.

47 percent of those who work at home stated that they often cannot switch off properly in their free time.

"Breaking the boundaries of work puts a strain on health," warns DGB boss Yasmin Fahimi in the "SZ".

She wants to regulate mobile working by law.

Source: spiegel

All business articles on 2022-07-04

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