01 Dec '11, 6am

What vacation? 8 in 10 Singaporeans have work on their mind while they're on holiday

What vacation? 8 in 10 Singaporeans have work on their mind while they're on holiday

A majority of Singaporeans cannot escape work - even while they are on vacation. An online study by travel agency Expedia revealed that 81 per cent of Singaporean respondents admitted to checking-in on work while they were away on vacation. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG A majority of Singaporeans cannot escape work - even while they are on vacation. An online study by travel agency Expedia revealed that 81 per cent of Singaporean respondents admitted to checking-in on work while they were away on vacation. The study showed that 38 per cent of respondents were unsure if their bosses would support them taking time off and 13 per cent of respondents thought that taking a vacation would trigger negative sentiments in the workplace. About 10 per cent of Singaporeans surveyed even indicated that 'work is life' for them. However, while Expedia's survey listed money as the most commonly...

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