Survey says half of U.S. workers won’t be able to take all their leaves.

According to the United States “Star Island Daily” reported on the 3rd, came to November, how many vacations do you have in the company? More than half of office workers in the U.S. won’t be able to complete their vacations in 2019, according to a survey by travel websites. Psychologists believe that this unhealthy lifestyle can lead to chronic stress for a long time, and ultimately to the detriment of the body. The 2019 Work-Life Balance Report, published by the travel website Priceline, shows that about 53 percent of U.S. workers will not be able to run out of all vacations by the end of 2019, while 33 percent said they typically use no more than half of the holidays.

“社畜”难当!调查称美国半数上班族无法休完假期

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Priceline interviewed 1,000 adult respondents with full-time jobs online from September 30 to October 4, 55 per cent of whom said they could take 10 days of paid leave a year. This “untimely” unhealthy work pattern was largely related to employers, with 18 per cent saying they did not use their vacations because they felt guilty, while 18 per cent said they were too busy to take time off because they were too busy at work.

Even if they get paid leave, office workers may not be able to “get all the wheretheirs” go. Twenty-nine percent of respondents said they expected the company or supervisor to stay in touch during their vacation, 38 percent said they “felt pressure to check email or voice messages during their vacation” and 15 percent admitted that they “will eventually work part of their vacation time.”

Liz Dente, head of human resources at Priceline, said respondents to the study felt pressure to work during their vacation, but that shouldn’t happen, and that companies should show employees what they value and make it clear that “vacation” means “completely stopping contact.”

Taking time off also faces the invisible pressures of work, which is more evident among new hires. More than 60 per cent of respondents said they would only enjoy a long vacation at least six months after starting a new job, and 21 per cent said they would wait at least a year.

Although office workers are not making the most of the holidays, at least most of the respondents have plans to take vacations. In the last survey, 59 percent of respondents said they planned to take “more time” off in 2019, while 66 percent said they planned to take “all their vacations.”

Susan Krauss Whitbourne, a psychology professor at the University of Massachusetts, says commuters are always under a certain amount of stress, some likely to be related to tasks that need to be dealt with, or that they may be under-employed or dissatisfied with their current job.

He pointed out that the human body long-term suffering from chronic pressure, loss of resistance, damage to bodily functions. Overworked human body will be easy to get sick, blood vessels will also be in a “beat” state, individuals will also be prone to accidents, sleep quality and digestive function will also be greatly affected, even the body’s genetic material may begin to change in a bad way.

The report says workers need activities to reduce stress, and vacations are an important part of that, and to achieve this, businesses and supervisors need to support and encourage employees to take the holidays. Employee leave is just as beneficial to employers, because if employees do not have time to take a full break, working long hours can lead to mental burnout, and performance may even get worse.

Therefore, the boss should actively arrange the vacation and minimize the pressure on the employee during the holiday. This will allow employees to relax during breaks and return to the company to meet new challenges after “charging” their bodies.

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