Poll: Most Canadian Workers Plan to Exhaust Vacation this Summer

July 24, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Nearly 20% of Canadians say they will not be taking any vacation this summer because they don't want to return to a massive workload, compared to about two-thirds who say they will take time off, according to a recent poll.

class=”bwtextalignleft”> The survey of more than 1,800 Canadian workers by Monster Canada found that 64% will take the entire 10 days of paid vacation they are allotted this summer, while16% said they will only be taking a partial vacation this summer, citing the “guilt” they would feel for leaving work behind.

class=”bwtextalignleft”> Other results of the poll include:

  • Workers in Quebecappear much more eager to make the most of their summer holidays, with 72% of the 225 French Canadians polled saying they will take vacation time.
  • About 15% of Quebec workers said they will not be taking a summer vacation, while 12% will be taking partial vacations.
  • 37% of 1,598 participants in another Monster poll said that they will be using their cell phone, BlackBerry or laptop to check in with work periodically while vacationing.

For the full Monster article about the survey go here .