Most Americans are Working Christmas Week
'Tis the season to work twice as hard for a short but well-deserved break.
For most people, gone are the days when you could take a whole week off for Christmas and not even bat an eye. A new survey says only 18 percent of people are still lucky enough to have that option this year.
According to the survey, 33 percent of people are actually taking at least some time off from physically being at the office for work, but six in ten of those people will still be working from home.
For folks like us in the radio business, there are often no holidays. But we have it easy compared to the doctors, nurses, law enforcement officers, military personnel and others who generally expect to work most of those days, and every other day of the year as well. We salute them for their service, but they are far from alone.
One-third of those surveyed say they will not have used all of their vacation time by the end of the year. PR Newswire published an infographic stating the main reasons as: wanting to save it for later, when they can plan for an actual vacation (that's if they can carry the time over into the New Year). That would be me. Too much work to do, not enough money, and feeling guilty about taking time off are other reasons many of us can relate to, while the company discouraging it altogether rounds out the list, which you can see here.
So, what say you? Are you taking any time off during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day and do you plan on spending any of your downtime working anyway? Let us know in the comments.
[Via PR Newswire]