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    Henry Brown

    As is typical with this type of commentary doesn’t account for the significant percentage of people who have DIFFERENT requirements for work-life balance….

    From Internetevolution blog:

    Working Vacations: Bad for Employees, Bad for Business

    Vacations frequently conjure up visions of sandy shores, foreign travel, and family visits. Too often, though, they also include emails, reading, and conference calls.

    In fact, 59 percent of Americans “regularly” answer business calls and check emails while on vacation, according to a recent survey by Pertino. Staying in touch with work helps 47 percent of respondents remain “less stressed,” they reported.

    Bosses may be one reason employees remain so connected. Fifty-four percent of US adults said managers expect employees to stay in touch, even while they’re on vacation, according to a study conducted by Harris Interactive for Ricoh. And although 51 percent of respondents would prefer to undergo a root canal than work during vacation, 64 percent said checking email during time off eases their return to work. (It doesn’t make family happy, though: Sixty-seven percent of working Americans who reported checking email while on vacation upset their relatives.)

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