Perhaps the days off during the day in Australia did not seem like a break for me, but for a growing number of full-time workers, two or three days outside the office is more than enough for a holiday.
According to Expedia's new study, when it comes to annual leave, Australian workers get less and less every year.
A study among 11,144 respondents showed that workers choose a weekend, instead of taking leave for several weeks, while every sixth Australian cannot take a single leave in 2018.
And although we tend to love traveling abroad, Australia was the third worst in the world on annual leave, ahead of Japan and Italy.
A survey of working Australians reviewed our annual vacation habits and motivation and identified us as a nation of workaholics.
According to their annual report of 11,144 respondents entitled "Deprivation of vacation", the average Australian takes only 14 out of 20 annual vacations per year, with six days not being used. This indicates a downward trend over the past 10 years – in 2009, Australians have only 3.5 days left unused.
Although sometimes the reason employees do not resign is because they fear that the person who replaces them may find a bad job or a problem that the employee hid, Expedia says that his research indicates that money are the main factor that does not allow to Leave.
"In our world," always in touch "are important holidays and breaks in work, especially when you consider that almost half of working Australians believe that they feel deprived of holidays and need a break," said Expedia travel expert Lisa Perkovich.
“Accessibility is a key problem, although in order to take a break, you do not need to break the bank. We urge Australians to have a good understanding of the approach to the holidays so that they can rest more often, and this is not just international. ”
According to a study by Roy Morgan, Australians collectively have an annual leave of 133,737,000 days — an average of 16 days for every full-time Australian worker.
Surprisingly, 3 percent of workers have more than 10 weeks or more annual vacations, and 17 percent do not know what the current balance of their annual vacation is, according to a 2017 study.
Last year, Japanese workers took the lowest place in terms of paid vacations and had the highest percentage of those who felt guilty about it.
According to an annual survey of workers from around the world, Japanese workers used only 50 percent of their workday, putting them at the bottom of the list for the second year in a row.
It also showed that 63% of Japanese workers felt guilty for taking paid leave, ranking first among 15,081 respondents aged 18 years or older.
The study also showed that the Japanese found it difficult to disconnect – 22% checked their working email during the holidays, which is the highest figure among the countries surveyed.
A study conducted by booking.com in 2018, which also looked at annual vacation trends, showed that Australians in the South are the largest workaholics in the country, where only 19 percent use their entire annual vacation, and more than a third remain unemployed for 7- 12 months. ,
Queenslanders ranked second, while full-time workers in Western Australia ranked third among people who did not take vacations for the longest period.
Most likely, the states that can take a well-deserved break are New South Wales and Victoria, and the largest number of respondents always use their annual vacation.
According to finder.com.au, a survey in 2018 revealed an urgent need for workers from Australia to take a break for their health, with three out of 10 workers admit to quitting early because of exhaustion. In addition, almost 1 million workers said they fell asleep at work.
But industry experts warn that 2019 could be the year when Australians take a little more vacation, as the number of public holidays is approaching.
The first of the long weekend of 2019 was last week on Australia's holiday, but the best time to save on holidays is between Easter and Anzac Day.
Since Good Friday is April 19 of this year, there are only four working days between Easter and the Anzac national holiday, which means a potential 10-day break using only three days of annual leave.
“Regular vacation reduces stress, increases productivity and overall well-being,” said Skyscanner Joanna Fishman, director of the Associated EAP, a provider of corporate psychology services.
“Vacation is also associated with great satisfaction in life, especially because free time often gives us the opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends, to experience new things or new ways of being.
“We find that many of our customers are under intense pressure not to resign because they feel full responsibility for their workload. This is a well-known cognitive mistake, and employees are often surprised to learn that everything went well during their absence. ”