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Almost half (49 percent) of remote workers in the U.S. would prefer to clean their bathroom than sort through 10 days’ worth of unopened emails, according to a study by Superhuman.

In addition, about two-thirds of employees (64 percent) said they would rather return to commuting to work than continue to deal with mountains of emails and Slack messages, the study by the email-management platform found. A third of workers reported that online messaging systems are the most dreaded part of working remotely to the point that they would consider quitting.

Sixty-four percent of female respondents reported not being able to go more than five minutes without opening a notification from work, while only 56 percent of men reported doing the same, the survey said. At the same time, the polls found  that women are 75 percent less likely than men to enjoy work now than pre-pandemic.

The survey, conducted in February 2021, polled 1,000 U.S.-based remote workers who do not use the Superhuman platform.

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