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The lazy days of summer aren’t so lazy for many working Americans.
With the risk of falling behind work, 82% of them admitted to working on vacation, according to a recent survey by myperfectresume.com.
The resume advice site surveyed 1,000 workers on vacation and other time-off habits, finding that many pack their workload in their overnight bags alongside bathing suits and sunscreen.
Of those surveyed, 70% said they answer calls from clients or colleagues on vacation and 42% take vacation days specifically to do work. But the trend doesn’t stop with vacations: 75% of those surveyed say they have worked while out on parental leave and 40% of respondents worked on sick leave.
What’s behind this compulsion to work on days off? The survey found that 37% said “I just like to be on top of things” and 18% responded with, “I felt pressure from my colleagues.”
So, what were some of the effects of working while on sick leave, vacation or parental leave? Thirty-nine percent said that missing time to relax/have fun was the main negative impact of working while on vacation.
The new COVID-19 safety wearable is no longer just a mask; it’s a color-coded plastic bracelet that borrows from the colors of traffic signals. Red means no touching. Yellow means elbows touch only. And green means “Hugs Welcome.”