One result of the COVID-19 pandemic has definitely been the blurring of the line between work time and personal time.
Would you be willing to work while you were on vacation, if it meant you could make your trip longer? A new survey of 2,000 remote and remote-flexible workers finds that 80% would do their job from their vacation destination as a way to extend their trip.
The poll also finds:
- When asked to pick between a longer trip that included some remote work and a shorter trip that required no work, twice as many respondents chose the longer trip (46% versus 26%).
- The average remote worker takes four overnight trips a year, but only uses nine vacation days during that time.
- Seven in 10 take more vacation days a year than they did before they worked remotely.
- 40% of respondents are offered unlimited vacation time by their employer and 39% aren’t compensated for the paid time off they don’t use.
- Remote workers are used to getting their work done outside their office, with 96% saying they do remote work from someplace other than their home and 65% say they do it frequently.
- Half of those surveyed say they’re just as likely to work from vacation (48%) as they are to work from their local coffee shop (47%).
- 79% report being more interested in “workcations” now than they were two years ago.
- Just over two-thirds (69%) think the flexibility of remote work has improved their overall happiness and well-being.
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