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Most Employees Expect to Have to Work on Vacation

By July 11, 2012March 6th, 2023Technology News

These days, we have the ability to contact people anywhere they are, at any time, through just about any medium we want. This has significantly changed the idea of vacationing over the past decade, according to a recent survey by TeamViewer. Nowadays, most employees expect that they’ll have to work while they’re away from the office – some 52% expect their bosses to contact them.

According to the survey, 30% of employees will be expected to read their work emails on vacation, and 23% will have to take office-related calls. 13% of those surveyed expect to be required to access information from their office via computer, and continue to do actual work. Men reported these expectations more than women, single people more than those who were married, and West Coast residents more than those of any other region.

In addition, some 80% of employees said that they were “very burnt out” from their jobs – a fact TeamViewer suggests may be due to employer’s constant expectations, vacation time regardless. The survey company suggests if employees aren’t expected to work on vacation, that they leave all wireless devices at the hotel to facilitate relaxation and mitigate anxiety. All plans should be communicated to clients in advance, so that everyone is on the same page. “Vacations should be absolutely relaxing”, says TeamViewer. “Make sure you encourage relaxation and let go of the electronics for just a moment.”

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Chris Forte

Chris Forte, President and CEO of Olmec Systems, has been in the MSP workspace for the past 25 years. Chris earned his Master’s Degree from West Virginia University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He was a past member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a current member of the New Jersey Power Partners and Executive Association of New Jersey, where he has previously served on its board of directors. In his spare time, Chris enjoys traveling with his family. He also admits to being a struggling golfer and avid watcher of college football and basketball. He currently lives in Boonton Township, NJ with his wife, two daughters, son, and black lab Luna.