Memorial Day unofficially marks the beginning of summer for Americans, which is also the most popular time of year to take vacations and long weekends. Unfortunately, endless work messages and overflowing email inboxes may be preventing many knowledge workers from feeling like they can relax and unplug while on vacation. It’s no secret that being “always connected” impacts work-life balance, mental health and relationships—and it may also influence how much vacation time you take.
According to a new survey, 25% of people have not taken a vacation because of too much email when they got back, while another 34% shortened a vacation because of email. The number one reason people check email while on vacation is fear of losing their job. A whopping 95%