Thanks to Fox Business for alerting me to a new survey from Staples about small businesses - these stats will have folks who own local businesses nodding their heads:
"Small Business Managers Reveal Startling Work Hours and Habits
"Almost half of U.S. small business managers work during time meant for family and admit to making business calls and checking e-mail while driving, according to a national survey ...[exploring] the balance between work and personal time for 300 leaders of companies with fewer than 20 employees, a group representing nearly 90 percent of all U.S. businesses..."
Here are some of the other tidbits you'll pick up if you click through to the press release:
- nearly one in five managers admit to reading work-related e-mail and documents while in the bathroom and nearly half work while driving
- nearly two-thirds (62 percent) work well beyond a 40-hour week, and one in five work a double week, logging an extra 40 or more on-the-job hours.
- one in five work while eating dinner at least 4–5 times per week
- more than a third could not readily remember their last vacation.