Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Do you need to take a break?

How do you feel about giving up half of your annual leave in order to stay at work so that you don't fall behind with your responsibilities?

If that sounds like a good idea to you, then you're not alone. It's estimated that 19 million holiday days are 'abandoned' every year by British employees because taking a break proves to be more hassle than it's worth. (And I suspect that, included within that figure, are many thousands of days abandoned by workers in their final year before retirement who decide to work through their holidays just to get 'straight' and hand over a tidy ship to their successor.)

And what about all the people who manage to make it onto the plane, but then use technology to keep in touch with their work whilst they're away - checking their emails, and leaving their phones switched on in case of a workplace emergency, even on the beach?

If any of the above sounds like you, check out Workproof your Holiday by Emma Robertson and find out what you can do to restore your work/life balance.

No comments: