New research show that too many of us simply aren’t taking off the time we need to relax and rejuvenate from work.
A Kimble survey of 1,200 worker nationally whose companies found that:
--47 percent had not used their full vacation time last year.
--More than 20 percent had more than five days of vacation banked.
Why so? The top three reasons given were:
--Having too much work to complete to take time off – 27 percent.
--Feeling pressured by an employer or manager not to take time off -- 19 percent.
--Fearing there will be too much work after returning – 13 percent.
Career coach Tracy Timm, author of “7 Fast-Start Strategies for Starting Something New,” tells Newsradio 740 KTRH that people need to get some perspective – and get some R&R – especially seeing how the survey suggests we’re welded to our devices:
--68 percent of us check work email before 8 a.m.
--50 percent of us check it while in bed.
--38 percent of us do it at the dinner table.
--44 percent of us check work email on vacation.