Survey: One in Four Employees Say They'll Work While on Vacation

A quarter (25 percent) of workers, up from 20 percent in 2007, said they plan to stay in contact with work while on vacation, and close to one in ten (9 percent) said their bosses expect them to be working or at least checking voicemail/e-mail while on vacation, according to CareerBuilder.com's annual vacation survey. Fifteen percent of workers said they gave up vacation days in 2007 because they didn't have time to use them. Nine percent gave up four or more days.

Comparing industries, sales workers (50 percent) lead the industries surveyed in the number of workers planning to check in while away on vacation, followed by 37 percent of both financial services workers and IT workers. Nearly one in five IT workers (19 percent) said working, checking voicemail and/or e-mail while on vacation is required by their employers, compared to 17 percent of sales workers, 14 percent of workers in the financial industry, and 12 percent of those in professional and business services. The stress of taking vacations may lead some to lie about ease of access at their vacation destinations, CareerBuilder.com concluded.

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