Vacation? What's That?

from the we-don't-need-no-steenkin'-vacations dept

It seems like our always-on lifestyle continues to kill off the idea of vacation time. We've had stories in the past about how people tend to still check in with work while on vacation, in part to avoid having to deal with a huge stressful pile of things to do when they return. The latest study suggests this trend is continuing as the idea of the completely disconnected vacation is disappearing. Many people don't take all of the vacation time offered to them. Plenty of people never take extended vacations longer than a long weekend, and an astounding 24% of people say they didn't take any vacation at all. On top of that, those who do go on vacation don't disconnect. 72% say they stayed in contact with the office by email or phone while on vacation -- and, once again, many do so in order to avoid having a huge pile of work on their return. However, because of that, many say that they return from vacation more stressed than when they left. The article notes that this is a worrisome trend, but perhaps for many people it's just become the norm to blur the work/life balance -- and completely disconnecting on vacation would be even more problematic than staying partially connected.

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    vtakhist, 26 Nov 2006 @ 11:17am

    conclusion

    Basically it all comes down to such statement: "if you love your job you work your ass of for it (same as for example you have a hobby concerning cars you lay down and fix em 24/7 w/o time notice...and you DONT COMPLAIN BOUT IT), on the other hand if you dont like your job and it is viewd as something boring and arse tearing....obviously you stop thinking bout "how much work i should get done" and start thinking of possible ways to avoid the job at any costs.......yes you correctly guessed the easiest way to escape and still earn money from it...(at least temporarly)....VACATION"

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