One of the main reasons I handed in my notice 12 years ago and set up as an interim can be summed up in one word – flexibility. I didn’t have children so had no right to request flexible working. I don’t think it would be overly critical to say the legal sector I worked in at the time was not as progressive as it could have been in this area. It was a key consideration in making the move.
Research released at the end of last month reignited the debate about the place of emails in our working lives. According to Dr Juliet Jain more than half the 5,000 commuters she spoke to were using their train’s wifi to deal with work emails; and others were using their own mobile phone connections to do the same.