Workers not turning off while on holiday

Workers not turning off while on holiday
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More than half of office workers check their emails while on holiday, according to a new survey.

Figures from online travel agent Travel Republic show that 52% will log in for work when they should officially be chilling out and 26% of those said they would respond to emails.

Researchers, who quizzed 1000 UK-based office workers, found that younger employees were the most conscientious, with 38% of them claiming to read and respond to emails when they are away, compared with 29% of people aged 45-54.

Among those aged 35-44, 45% said they let their out-of-office message do what it's intended for and never checked their emails.

Women were also more relaxed than men during their time off, with 54% saying they never looked at work emails, compared with 42% of men.

Reading work emails had caused 36% of couples to fall out and 70% of women confessed to having a problem with their other halves checking their emails on holiday compared with 58% of men who saw it as an issue.

Travel Republic's chief marketing officer Elliott Pritchard says most people feel relief when they take a break from work, but added: "We initially wanted to understand the emotions people experience when preparing to leave the office for annual leave, and the biggest emotion is 'relief'.”

"As workplaces become busier, annual leave becomes more of a luxury, but the reality is that many office workers cannot completely turn off."

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