IT Management Slideshow: Vacation Time: Yes, You Can Get Away

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 07-14-2011
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65% of respondents have no issues about using some or all of their allotted vacation time.

Are you the type of CIO who simply can't get away, even for a summer vacation? Given the level of responsibilities you take on, we know plenty of you are tempted to constantly check on email and even voice mail while on a break. Some of you probably even use up all the leave time you've earned. Given this, when you return, you may feel like you haven't had a vacation at all. You may justify this behavior by saying, "Well, that's what everyone does these days." But you'd be wrong. In fact, if the above describes you, we suggest you review these 10 clues that you're a workaholic. Because research from Aerotek &#151a provider of technical, professional and industrial staffing services&#151indicates that American employees are more than happy to take all of their vacation time. And they hardly harbor any guilty feelings about completely disconnecting while they're gone. The research results are somewhat counterintuitive in today's economic climate, and may indicate that employees are ready to stand firm on principles relating to work-life balance. More than 1,000 employees were polled for the survey. Here are five quick highlights:

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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