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Working On Vacation? You’re Not Alone.

Do you work on Vacation? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Statistics about people who work during their vacations versus those who do not can vary by industry, country, and other factors. However, here are some general insights from various surveys and studies:

  1. American Workers:
    • A survey by Glassdoor in 2021 found that 66% of employees admitted to working while on vacation.
    • According to a 2022 report by the U.S. Travel Association, 55% of American workers reported not using all of their vacation days, often due to work commitments.
  2. Global Trends:
    • A survey by Expedia in 2022 covering multiple countries found that 67% of employees admitted to checking their work email and/or voicemail at least once while on vacation.
    • The same survey revealed significant regional differences: for instance, 82% of Indian workers admitted to working on vacation, compared to 56% of French workers.
  3. Tech Industry:
    • A 2022 survey by TechRepublic found that 70% of tech workers checked in with work at least occasionally during their vacations.
    • The survey also indicated that 50% of tech workers worked at least one hour per day while on vacation.
  4. Work Culture Impact:
    • A 2018 study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) showed that employees in high-stress jobs were more likely to work during vacation.
    • Companies with strong work-life balance policies saw lower rates of employees working during their time off.

These statistics suggest that a significant number of people do work during their vacations, though the extent and nature of this work can vary widely. Based on a poll conducted by Sudina Search, 55% of voters admitted to checking their emails at least once a day while on vacation.

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