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ERIC Number: EJ769338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Stalked by E-mail on Vacation
Bugeja, Michael
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v72 n1 p27-32 Sep 2006
In this essay, the author describes the difficulties email has introduced to the academic world, from monopolizing faculty's down time to adding a new dimension to interpersonal problems. He discusses the "withdrawal" symptoms he felt when he decided to go without email during a family vacation, and his realization, upon examining the emails sent to him during his absence, that e-mail may not just have been setting his administrative agenda, but also complicating it by adding an element of urgency that made routine problems seem like emergencies. He has since changed his email habits, allowing him to maintain a better boundary between his work and home lives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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