More and more of you are taking on board the need to challenge current culture and take active
steps towards the protection of your own health & wellbeing. It was apparent in the summer
break the number of you that had disengaged from the email onslaught and posted a message
to indicate you were on leave and a response would not be forthcoming.
A colleague of ours in WA has removed the Government email from his phone. He contends
that this was tying him to his job 24 hours a day. He can now only respond to Department
emails when he is sitting at his desk in his office at work. In
an emergency he can still be reached by mobile phone.
Emails are allowing us to dramatically increase our hours of
unpaid work, essentially invisible labour. I challenge you to
review your work practices in respect to emails. Dare you
delete edumail from your phone?