Vacations are something we should all look forward to because, let’s face it, we all need some time out of the office or we’re bound to go insane. But, as we’ve heard time and time again, most Americans aren’t taking advantage of their vacation days, and when they do go away, few completely disconnect from the office.
According to a new survey by Accountemps, the average worker plans on taking nine vacation days during the summer, which sounds great, but the truth is most of those folks will still be tied to the office somehow. In fact, while 44% say they don’t check in with the office at all while on vacation, most folks do, with 70% of those ages 18 to 34, and 39% of those 55% and older maintaining some contact with their job.
But it turns out how much time you spend checking in could vary depending on where you live. The survey finds that employees in New York, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Miami and Seattle are the most likely to be constantly checking in with work, while folks in Cleveland, Minneapolis, Denver, Philadelphia and Salt Lake City are the most likely to disconnect. Meanwhile, workers in Nashville, Dallas and Los Angeles, really can’t disconnect from work even for a moment, with those cities having workers most likely to not take summer vacation at all.