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Does your smartphone keep you working after hours?

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Workers are putting in as much as one full day of extra work every week when they answer their work email and complete tasks on smartphones, a U.S. study suggests.

 Do you use your smartphone to catch up on work after office hours? (iStock)More than two-thirds of the survey's 1,000 respondents said they wouldn't go to sleep without checking their work email.

While many of the workers in the survey indicated they checked their work emails to stay organized, almost half felt they had no choice because customers or their bosses expected it.

Do you continue your work after office hours using handheld devices? Are tablets and smartphones turning you or a member of your family into a "screen slave"? Does the habit cause conflict at your home, or just a fact of life? Let us know in the comments below.

(This survey is not scientific. Results are based on readers' responses.)

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