Companies tell employees to just say no to e-mails

12/26/2011 | NPR.org

More companies are limiting the use of e-mail to give employees a better work-life balance. Volkswagen workers in Germany will be unable to use a BlackBerry to send or receive e-mail during nonwork hours, the company announced. A European chemical company declared "amnesty" from e-mails during the holidays. "I don't have to read my e-mails simply because someone somewhere is bored and sending me them," says Kasper Rorsted, chief executive of Henkel, a chemical company.

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