Summer vacation season is approaching, which means it’s time for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. But according to a new study, employees are still doing work during their breaks.
Glassdoor surveyed more than 2,200 people online to determine how people spend their time off. The career site found that two in three Americans work while on vacation. Analysts also revealed that the average employee only takes about half of their eligible time off.
While some people may think they can multitask, the report showed something different.
About 14 percent of respondents admitted that a family member complained when they were caught hacking away on their laptop. But employees aren’t always the blame. About 29 percent revealed that they were contacted by a boss and co-worker while on vacay.
“We are seeing a push and pull situation when it comes to employees taking vacation and paid time off, in which people attempt to step away from the office for a break from work, but technology is keeping them connected with the swipe of a finger,” said Carmel Galvin, Glassdoor chief human resources officer.
Luckily, Glassdoor offered some advice to help professionals completely unplug while away.
The publication advised folks to submit their PTO as soon as possible and to create a back up plan with your manager to delegate your responsibilities. It also recommended that you to set up an “out of office” email reply, and "ensure your back-up person is primed for success.”
Want to learn more about the research? Take a look at all of the stats here.
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