A popular travel company has found that British people find it hard to switch off from work when away.
A Trip advisor survey reveals the true loyalty that the British have for their work place and how difficult people find it to truly relax.
Britain’s workforce is under increasing pressure to stay connected to work, even while on holiday, new research by Travel site Trip advisor has revealed.
Since last year, the proportion of British Workers checking emails on holiday has increased to 48 per cent, up from 38 per cent.
Trip advisor spokesperson Emma Shaw said “These results expose some challenging modern developments, with Brits finding it increasingly difficult to switch off from work and unwind on holiday.
“Whilst mobile technology has made our lives easier in so many ways, it’s added an additional layer of expectation to be on call even when on holiday,” she added.
With the amount on Britons now checking work emails on holiday up almost ten percent, it seems British people feel increasing pressure to keep in touch whilst out of the office.
In figures that may surprise some, 48 per cent of Brits admitted to checking their e-mails on holiday to reduce their workload upon returning and thirty nine percent claim they can relax more if they know what is going on in their office.
Of all the British workers surveyed that check work emails on holiday, 47 per cent say they do so everyday. It seems they draw the line at taking phone calls however, with only 43 per cent admitting to it, compared to the European average of 67 per cent.
Furthermore the research reveals some worrying insights into the British workplace with 13 per cent of participants claiming that their employer expects them to be contactable when they’re away.
“Perhaps this is a symptom of decreased job security in an uncertain economy, but Brits, as well as Europeans are really putting in the hours, even when away on holiday,” continued Shaw.