American vacation time has shrunk over the years, plus a majority of employed vacationers work during their time off. Being overworked is the main reason Americans say they skip vacation time. Welcome to the era of vacation time shrinkage.
Back in June, I read numerous articles about vacation time shrinking. The average paid vacation days in the mid-80’s was 21. In 2014 the number of days shrunk to 16. More alarming, 61% of Americans plan to work during their vacations versus unplugging. Detailed below by the numbers are the tasks employed workers plan to perform:
· Emailing – 38%
· Accessing work documents – 32%
· Phone calls – 30%
· Texting – 24%
· Fielding work related requests – 20%
Has your vacation time shrunk?