NEW DELHI: Most of the workforce in India hold back themselves when it comes to taking leave, according to a survey conducted by the British Airways. The survey indicated that many employees — due to work pressure and changing priorities — can’t ‘switch off’ on holidays too.
“On average, employed adults in India get 17 days paid holiday days per year. Despite that, 42 per cent are often concerned with the mounting load of the work while the other 26 per cent are unable to find the time to disengage from the official responsibilities. Close to 30 per cent are unable summon the courage to ask for leave, as a large share believe that two-week holidays are frowned upon or discouraged by their workplace,” British Airways said in a release.
It also cited that 65 per cent of employed adults had leftover holiday allowance at the end of last year because over half of them (55%) were too occupied with work. Even on vacations, nearly 60 per cent respondents expressed their discontent for not being able to completely ‘switch off’, the survey added.
“Nearly 32 per cent attributed this to the short duration of the break, about 11 per cent said they dreaded the thought of returning to the grind and 59 per cent wished they had spent more time on vacation,” it further stated.
The survey was conducted between December 20 last year and January 4, 2018 with over 2,000 employees in India.
It also mentioned that around 97 per cent employees have rolled over holiday plans, out of which 49 per cent spend the day at home, 34 per cent are usually embroiled in work and 27 per cent have all the time blocked for administrative responsibilities.
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