Blackberries spoil Christmas for finance professionals

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According a joint survey by finance recruiter FSS and office recruiter Crone Corkill, over 40% of staff had their Christmas holiday interrupted by work.

The increasing popularity of the Blackberry was a significant factor in the fractured nature of 2007s festive period. Over a fifth of finance professionals, together with 15% of PAs, said their shiny new Blackberries were on at all times.

Contrary to the popular conception that the finance sector works longer hours, 28% of Crone Corkills office support staff said they would be doing at least a few days work over the holiday period, compared to only 22% of FSS financial candidates.

The good news is that over half of both groups said they were planning on switching off in the future, although few said they be able to restrain themselves from lo...

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