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Do phones take the vacation out of vacation time?

28/06/2013 08:21 (292 Day 13:41 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- More than half of U.S. workers would prefer a root canal than to work during vacation, but that they cave in to bosses' demands by using mobile technology on their down time, found the Harris poll of 2,071 U.S. adults.

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Mobile devices can be a big plus when it comes to keeping in touch with family and friends, or checking out the latest movies on the web. But they can also be a curse when the workday ends but the work-related calls and emails keep coming in, says Harris Interactive Inc.

 

Americans struggle to take real time off from work, with 30 percent using their smartphone for work-related purposes while relaxing at their favorite vacation spot. About 51 percent of U.S. adults would rather have a root canal than work while on vacation, but 54 percent said their bosses expected them to stay connected during their time away. About 67 percent said family members get upset when a loved one works while on vacation, according to the study.

 

On a more positive note, more than six out of 10 people said checking emails while on holiday makes it easier to ease themselves back into work when the vacation is over, according to the Harris Interactive Inc. report.

 

 

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