I just got this bit of news in from UK operator, 3. They’ve got one of the best priced business services in the marketplace (have a look here). Independent analyst, Pure Pricing, has verified this.
They’ve done a bit of research to find out just how mobile mad we are. Have a read…
New survey by 3 Business discovers hard-working British staff unwilling to leave the office behind
Nearly a quarter use their mobile to work from the pub, 25% have sent emails and made work calls whilst on public transport and 13% even work from the doctors.
A survey of over 1,000 UK workers released today by 3 Business has uncovered that 31% of all people feel it is essential to be contactable by work, whenever and wherever they are. The survey also found that 23% of people have answered calls or sent emails whilst down the pub, 25% have worked on public transport and 13% have even sent emails and made work calls from the doctorâ€™s surgery.
The survey also revealed that 7% of all people questioned, which equates to 4m people across the UK, have taken time out in the middle of a date to take a work phone call. An intriguing 4% of people have even managed to send emails and speak to work colleagues whilst having a waxing or tanning session.
Renato Bottini, Head of 3 Business, said, â€œThe mobile phone has become such a crucial part of the working day that people can now no longer do without it. Whereas previously people would be lashed to their desk, their mobile now gives them the freedom to keep up with emails and other work events no matter where they are.
When I’ve got my Blackberry on me, I use my ‘downtime’ a lot. So I have definitely worked from the doctors. The pub. The restaurant. The plane (when on the runway with a signal).
I’m not too sure I want you emailing me whilst you’re being waxed.
Maybe we could get RIM to knock up some dynamic footers.
Sent from my Blackberry whilst I was on the loo.
Sent from my Blackberry whilst I was talking to the Doctor about that rash.
Sent from my Blackberry whilst I really should have been paying attention to the road.