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October 18, 2013 / Raffy Pekson II

Zmail – Email with a Curfew

Vynamic, a Philadelphia-based health-care consulting company, officially requests that employees not send email between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. on weekdays, and all day Saturday and Sunday, a new corporate policy they dub “Zmail.”

“You get an email. You’re trying to sleep. You happen to look at it right as you fall asleep, and next thing you know you’re up thinking about it. All it takes is that one.” And so the policy began: “Let it wait until the morning.” The email blackout zone eventually went into the employee handbook.

But the funny result was having a high volume of email being sent and received across the company servers at 9:59 pm, a phenomenon known as “zbombing.”

Read more at Fast Company.

Photo from source.



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