All of these sorries

All of these sorries raise the question of whether any harm is actually done when someone commits the sin of unavailability. 

There can be real consequences to responding slowly in a culture that considers idleness, or even just the appearance of it, to be a moral shortcoming. 

Even if being responsive at all hours has no bearing on an employee’s actual productivity, many bosses lazily use it as a proxy for gauging workers’ value. 

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