No Independence Like Dependence

Jul 4 2011 @ 7:48am

by Zoë Pollock

Workcations are the new Staycations:

Sixty-six percent of the 5,000 people surveyed said they will check and respond to email during their time off and 29 percent expect they may have to attend meetings virtually while on vacation. … The phenomenon of working on vacation is an extension of Americans' larger issue of Americans struggling to achieve work-life balance, the survey found. Nearly six out of ten respondents (58 percent) say they take work home more than three times a week.

And this:

Americans consider a 40-hour work week as "part time" in most professional jobs and as a sign of a stagnant career, according to a recent study by the Center for American Progress.