Does Your Job Expect You to Be Available Around the Clock?

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Chinese businesswoman working late in office
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By Alison Green

If you're like a growing number of Americans, you might feel like your work is increasingly encroaching on your evenings and weekends and that you're regularly expected to be available outside traditional work hours. If you're finding yourself emailing late at night or working on nonurgent projects over the weekend, you might be wondering how to regain your personal time – or whether that's even possible.

If your office expects you to be available outside work hours more often than you would like, here's what to do: