working-in-vacation-gear-editRecently a new survey done by West Unified Communications found that about one of every five employees that say they took a vacation actually spent the time working instead.


It makes sense though because many of these employees are not actually taking the break that they need and even have been given. Instead they are checking emails and doing research or other similar activities instead of relaxing and enjoying the time off from thinking about all the responsibilities they have.

Key Takeaways:

  • Research suggests it is better to work smarter and less, not longer and at a less productive level. People are spending too much vacation time working
  • Workcation workers spend about 75% of their time on email and phone.
  • If you ever find yourself on a beach, lock up your phone in the hotel room safe or stuff it between the mattresses. Make your vacation the best possible excuse to avoid all contact with actual work.

“A new survey by West Unified Communications found that about one out of every five employees who say they took a vacation actually spent the time working.”

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