Monday, July 20, 2015

Vacation Time Shrinks

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

Read On:
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?

1 comment:

  1. Sure has Shrunk Jim
    Next week 3 nights during the week in Vegas for my NFL plays.
    Every other year 4 or 5 nights over a long weekend.
    Free time has shrunk. Hopefully money wont.