Brotherhood of St Laurence

Polluted time /

By: Fear, Josh | Australia Institute
Series: Australia Institute. Policy briefPublisher: Bruce, A.C.T. Australia Institute Nov 2011Description: PDFISSN: 1836-9014Subject(s): Overtime | Life Style | Work Environment | Technology Social AspectsOnline Resources: Electronic copy
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In the modern, technology-driven work environment, it is now possible to dictate what employees do when they are outside the workplace as well as in it. While one's 'free' time should normally be free of work demands, the ability to contact someone at any hour of the day by email or telephone often means that it is often interrupted by work. These new demands on non-work time via technology represent a form of soft control over workers and a new frontier in unpaid overtime.

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