Tampa, Fla. — July 17
More than half of employed U.S. workers say they will work during their summer vacation this year, according to a survey of more than 2,000 adults aged 18 and older by online meeting software provider TeamViewer. That is up 6 percentage points from a similar survey released last year by the Harris Poll/Adweek.
With more Americans expecting to work this year, vacations are becoming less relaxing. Of those who are employed full time, part time and/or self employed, the survey showed that workers are expecting to perform a variety of tasks, including:
I will read work-related emails — 30 percent
I will receive work-related phone calls — 23 percent
I will want access to a document on my home computer — 19 percent
I will receive work-related text messages — 18 percent
I will want access to a document on my work computer — 13 percent
I will be asked to do work by a boss, client or colleague — 13 percent
Interestingly, employed men in particular were more likely to say they plan to work during their summer vacation this year than employed women — 56 percent vs. 47 percent, respectively — and employed Americans living in the West, as opposed to those living in the South, are more likely to say they’ll plan to read work-related emails — 39 percent vs. 25 percent, respectively — during their summer vacation.
Moreover, employed single Americans expect to be asked to do work by a boss, client or colleague more often than married Americans — 15 percent vs. 6 percent, respectively.