Downtime Is Dead

Myron, David
September 2006
CRM Magazine;Sep2006, Vol. 10 Issue 9, p8
Trade Publication
The article discusses the inclination of many employees in the U.S. to work even during their vacation. According to a survey of 700 U.S. workers conducted by office-furniture manufacturer Steelcase in July 2006, 43% of employees spend some time working while on vacation. It cites that technology interferes with the vacation time of workers and with their attitudes toward daily downtime experiences. The percentage of drivers who enjoy driving has declined to 70% in August 2006 from 80% in 1991 which is attributed to the traffic and behavior of other drivers.


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