It may be summertime, but the living isn’t exactly easy.
Vacations are increasingly being squeezed by our inability to disconnect and the pile of work we return to after the holiday ends. And our colleagues who stay behind aren’t faring much better. Scrambling to cover for absent employees, they try to keep productivity up even as someone crucial to their process is gone week after week.
No wonder many are finding that going away is too much work. Only 40 percent of Americans use their vacation time, 60 percent say they work while on vacation, and many complain about the work-crunch before and after the holidays.