So you put in 40 hours a week and you bust your butt, and now it’s time for a little vacation, but Hang On Don’t rub it into your co-workers. Turns out your coworkers aren’t enjoying your vacation time.
According to an exclusive survey conducted by Business Insider and LinkedIn, who surveyed more than 1,000 working professionals ages 18 to 74 from across the US. The survey was not limited to just LinkedIn members. One-quarter of respondents said they feel burned out when their colleagues are on vacation for having to pick up the slack, and one-third said they feel burned out directly before taking a vacation.
The vast majority of respondents feel overworked and burned out, with millennials reporting the highest rates of both: 90% reported feeling burned out, compared to 85% of Gen X respondents and 80% of baby boomers.
What’s worse, the poll shows that many workers aren’t going on enough vacation to make up for that burnout. A separate LinkedIn study found nearly half of employees who get paid time off don’t use all of their days — and 59% of them are actively on work email while away.