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Survey: 61 percent of Americans expect to work during their vacation

By Shawn Knight
Jul 16, 2013
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  1. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,399   +1,591

    In other words you are not actually taking a vacation, you are changing your schedule and taking advantage of your jobs flexibility. I'd call that a 24/7/365 vacation, when you separate yourself from the "mid level employees", as you so eloquent put it. Lets not even look at how the low level employees are being mistreated, as they strive to hold their crappy job among thousands of equally depressing opportunities. The sad thing about that is the crappy jobs are the ones we can't live without. So go right ahead and sit comfortably in you job, and work through your vacation. Because quite honestly I don't believe you earned a free from work vacation, the way the lower level employees do. But yet the low level employees are lucky to even get a vacation, and when they do they certainly couldn't afford anything elaborate.
     
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +624

    @guest, yet another example of mismanagement.

    Single points of failure shouldn't exist. Fix that and then people can go on holidays.
     
  3. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Enthusiast Posts: 429   +19

    Every reason is good enough for them the company does mention this because we are based on across 4 continents not everyday but once a month expect a call in the midnight or on holidays. Most calls from USA and europe. No choice since projects come from there.
     
  4. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Booster Posts: 277   +29

    And is there no one that can respond to e-mails in your absence? I understand that you work for an organization with an international presence but that makes it even more ridiculous that there isn't someone who can handle your responsibilities if you're not there.
     
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  5. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Enthusiast Posts: 241   +7

    I'm not a slave to my Job I just know I need the job and there are very few positions available. Sure I could maybe find another job where my vaction is a break from work but I know for sure my salary would be lower and also potentially I would be out of work for months whilst whilst battling and fighting for these limited positions.

    I get my 100$ extra a day I am not going to snub off this payment as in general I don't get called anyways unless business critical.




    I'm not actually in the US, just mentioned US figures cause I know this site is predominately US user base :D.
     


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