54% of professionals work during their vacation: poll


TAIPEI–Up to 54 percent of Taiwanese professionals are unable to banish work while they are on holiday, according to a global survey released yesterday.

These workers manage to fit one to three hours of work into each day of their vacation, rather than spend time relaxing with their family and friends, the latest Regus survey showed. Over 60 percent of that group usually work on their mobile phones or computers while on vacation but do less than on an ordinary workday, said Regus, a Luxembourg-headquartered company that is the world’s largest supplier of workplace solutions.

Around the world, 48 percent of professionals work one to three hours per day while on vacation, the poll found.

In the United States, 58 percent of employees work up to three hours while on holiday, according to the survey. In Greece, the figure is 74 percent, it showed.

In South Korea, 61 percent of professionals work one to three hours during their vacation, compared with 56 percent in Hong Kong and 53 percent in Singapore, the survey found.