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24 pct US employees can’t afford to take vacation: Survey

Many employees revealed that heavy workloads make it impossible for them to take a vacation.

Many employees in the US revealed that financial constraints and heavy workloads will make it impossible for them to take a vacation this year and even people who are going away are bringing work with them,says a new survey.

In the current economic scenario,financial constraints seems to be the major reason as 24 per cent of employees surveyed say they can’t afford to go on vacation in 2011,up from 21 per cent last year,according to a survey from CareerBuilder.

The survey also found that another 12 per cent said they actually can afford a vacation,but they don’t have plans to take one this year.

“Taking advantage of vacation or paid-time-off benefits is critical not only to your (employees) well-being,but to your overall job performance,” CareerBuilder Vice-President (Human Resources) Rosemary Haefner said.


“While financial challenges and heavy workloads may make vacation planning difficult,it’s important to find time to recharge away or at home. It can ultimately translate into a more gratifying work experience that benefits you,your family and your employer,” he said.

Interestingly,30 per cent of respondents who are taking vacations said that they will contact work while on break,up from 25 per cent last year.

Besides,24 per cent of employees surveyed said they have had to work while their family went on a vacation without them.

And,one in six gave up vacation days last year because they did not use them. The survey was conducted among 5,600 employees between February and March of this year.