Managers not Taking Much Respite during Holidays

November 11, 2010 ( - A new OfficeTeam survey found nearly one-third (31%) of senior managers interviewed will not take extra time off between Thanksgiving and New Year's, beyond employer-provided vacation days.

Another one-quarter said they will only take one or two days off during the holiday season. Only 8% indicated they will take seven or more days off, and 35% are taking somewhere in between two and seven days.  

OfficeTeam executive director Robert Hosking noted in a press release that getting away from the office allows people to recharge, and “employees take their cue from the boss, so managers should take vacation days when they can and encourage their teams to do the same.”    

The survey is based on telephone interviews with more than 1,000 senior managers at companies with 20 or more employees.