our survey said: ‘almost half comms people don’t switch off on holiday.’

That week in the sun. That stretch in the tent. It’s supposed to be downtime from the busy day job. We thought we’d stage a survey just to see how many people really do disconnect.

By Dan Slee

If you are on the beach checking your work emails the chances are you are not alone.

In fact, for comms, digital or PR people the out-of-office doesn’t mean out-of-range.

We thought we'd stage a quick snap unscientific survey to test out the theory and see how many people would admit to working while not working.

In our survey a whopping 45 per cent of people said the checked work emails, phone messages or did work.

Worst offenders were those who checked their work mobile several times a day – 22 per cent put their hand up to this.

Survey answers

Switch off entired 56 per cent

Take my work laptop on holiday - use once a day - 11 per cent

Take my work laptop on holiday - use once a week - 3 per cent

Take my work laptop on holiday - use several times a day 3 per cent

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