So how does everyone feel about this? I can only speak from experience - and as someone who gets their work email to their iPhone and who take calls over the weekend, I can attest to the fact that it can be a little stressful.
I think it’s important for people to have that time to relax and recharge, as well as have something to look forward to. I personally can’t stress the importance of a good ‘work-life’ balance strongly enough; it’s great to be able to spend time with friends and family and I think that more and more these days, people are made to feel guilty for wanting that instead of working 24/7.
Personally, if I partake in little bits of work all weekend then I feel grumpy coming into work on Monday morning as I feel as though I’ve cheated myself out of time I could spend with my friends and family (or let’s be realistic...shopping and eating out.) So how about everyone just try it - over this weekend, just turn off the various devices and chill out - see how you feel come Monday morning? You *might* just be a little more refreshed, you would have had a chance to think about those problems rather than making a snap decision; plus you won’t look quite so readily available which is a good thing :)