Just as Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived at a Manhattan federal court this hour for a hearing on the sexual assault charges against him, there was word from several media outlets (including The Associated Press and NPR) that sources with knowledge of the decision say prosecutors have agreed he can be released without bail.
Michelle Zorich's sits in a Miami Starbucks in October 2007. Since employees can now log on and be productive from just about anywhere, it's becoming harder for them to take time off, even when they're out of the office.
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For some employees, smartphones and computer tablets have become digital leashes to the office. They've made it easier to stay in touch with what's going on at work from almost anywhere, which has made it increasingly more difficult for some workers to disconnect — even while on vacation.
For Dimitar Popov, a business consultant from Chicago, the "day off from work" is dead.
"I took off work but with the promise that I would be periodically checking e-mails," he says.
Not to mention returning phone calls and text messages from co-workers on his day off.