Workers are being shamed into skipping their vacations

If your boss or colleagues make you feel guilty, ashamed or even frightened to take time off—that's vacation shaming, leaving people to take shorter vacations, or not taking them at all.

According to a new study, "vacation shaming" is on the rise.

Rise Performance Group founder and President Mark Fenner said disruptive technologies and industries are changing the pace work gets done.

"A lot of middle managers struggle to trust that their employees can get it done and struggle to trust that time off is going to be good for them," said Fenner.

A good chunk of employees will still do work via electronic devices while on vacation.

Fenner says people don't want to take the risk of the boss thinking they aren't an essential part of the team.

"Part of it that employees don't want to take the time and managers want them to take the time," said Fenner.

Reportedly, 76 percent of Gen Z, 63 percent of Millennials feel more shamed compared to 44 percent of Gen Xers.

Exhausted young man with laptop in office

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