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Unpaid digital labor

Unpaid digital labor

This is a new term used to describe everything from late-night emails to texting with your boss before work.

You probably think it doesn't have much importance if you quickly check your emails before going to sleep. But the constant persistent thought of unseen/unread work obligations can have serious consequences.

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