More People Working On Vacation

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While many of you have Tuesday off, it might be more of a “workation,” rather than a vacation.

New research finds that 54 percent of Americans check in with work during time off.
That’s up from 41 percent just last year.

You’ll find people from all over the region and nation at Falls Park, but one thing they have in common is that they’re trying to stay disconnected from work.

“I got text messages yesterday. My husband asked, ‘What are you doing?’ I said, ‘I’ve just got to answer these quick,'” Aubrey Kelling said.

Around half of workers are like Aubrey Kelling who’s visiting from Minnesota. They stay on top of work issues while on vacation and say they’ll jump in if necessary.

“Annoying, yes. When I have the day off, I don’t want anything to do with work,” Bryan Kelling said.

So who has the most difficult time disconnecting? Researchers say it’s tech-savvy millennials.

“They can’t disconnect to save their life. I think it’s only going to get worse and worse of course,” Bryan Kelling said.

High school senior Kaitlyn Scriven says it’s not necessarily a bad thing.

“For work reasons that can actually be helpful,” Scriven said.

In fact, it can make going back to work less stressful. However, Scriven also says she makes an effort to still capture the picture-perfect vacation.

“I like to take photos a lot because if you focus on what’s around you, it can be an escape from everything,” Scriven said.

An escape that still often involves working away from home.

There was some good news from Accountemps research though.

While more people are checking in with work, they’re doing it less often.

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