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A third of workers check work emails on holiday

For as much as workers may look forward to their holiday, some may have a hard time relaxing anticipating what they will come back to at work. Over a third (39%) of workers say they have come back from a trip away with so much work accumulated that they wish they had never taken time off at all.

While three quarters of workers (75%) plan to take a holiday this year, 17% say they are not because they cannot afford to, and 7% simply have no plans yet. 

The national survey was conducted online on behalf of of more than 1000 employees across the UK.

“Taking time off is important for employees to rest and recuperate from the stress of their daily work lives, so it’s important for employers to encourage their employees to take advantage of their allotted time off,” says Scott Helmes, managing director at CareerBuilder UK. “Some workers have a harder time than others checking out completely, however, and that can cause more stress than not taking a break at all.”


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