Time Away from the "e-leash"
Joe Robinson, author of Work to Live: The Guide to Getting a Life says, "Clocking more hours doesn't necessarily mean more work is getting done." He points to studies that show that workers deliver the same amount of productivity over seven weeks whether they worked 40 or 50 hours per week.
Expedia.com's recent vacation survey suggests that Americans hand back to employers more than $21 billion in unused vacation hours. More people say they are taking less time away from work and feel guilt when they do break away.
The "e-leash," tethering workers to the office while they are supposed to be resting is becoming increasingly common, Robinson said. Cell phones, e-mail and remote-access voice mail make it easier to keep working.
"Business has to understand they pick up a tab of $150 billion a year in job-stress costs," he said. "We are at the mercy of people who would rather get a root canal than give us time off."
Let's all take some time off and have fun!
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