61 percent of Americans work during vacation
July 24 , 2013
According to a new survey, 61 percent of Americans work during their holidays and a third of the respondents are not pleased to be working while being on vacation. This number has risen from the previous 52 percent in the year 2012 and the percentage of people working while they are supposed to relax was even lesser in 2011 (46 percent).
Out of these one-third of the respondents are not happy and 4 percent of them intend to deal with their frustration by throwing something, other 6 percent of the same choose to update their resumes during this time. Even though the job market is improving, people are still uneasy about being completely cut off from work for a while. Some are afraid to be overwhelmed by work once the vacation is over.
According to Ellen Galinsky, president of the Families and Work institute, some time away from work "gives you a chance to pull together things that as we're rushing through we don't necessarily see together."
This Harris Interactive survey also suggests that things are unlikely to change soon.