Most Vacations Planned Outside of the Office

April 7, 2004 ( - The vast majority of workers say that the office is for work and not for planning their next getting away.

Only 14% of the 1,000 workers polled admitted to planning trips at work. The reason, workers say, is that they are simply too busy.

Women are even more diligent about work matters than men, as only 11% said they would plan a personal trip while at the office.

Yet employees in higher income brackets must not be as busy as others, given that workers cite workload as the main reason they are unable to plan vacations while at work. More than a third of employees who earn $100,000 or more per year plan their vacations at work, compared with 17% earning between $55,000 and $65,000 annually.

The telephone poll was conducted in November by the Maritz Poll, part of St. Louis-based Maritz Research Inc.