Editor's Comment

Is a holiday really a holiday?

Published:  30 July, 2014

It's nearly time for the summer holidays, a time synonymous with having fun and laughter in the sun. At least that is how it used to be, as according to new research, almost half of all workers spend holiday time on work activities.

A study by Kwik Fit Mobile has shown that UK workers spend almost 3.2 million days of holidays doing work related items. A total of 46% of those working full or part time spent part of their time off last year doing things such as checking emails, making work phone calls, writing or reading documents. This also seems to have an impact on where people go on holiday with one in four admitting they take work into consideration when choosing a location.

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In the September issue of Aftermarket, we will have a feature on Garage Management Software. One company I spoke to pointed out that their system allowed workshop owners to check up on their business from the beach. Again, it is this ease of access that leads to the figures quoted above.

Holidays are not really holidays any more thanks to mobile communications, yet the ability to check how things are progressing can save on worrying about what you will find when you get back, meaning less stress and more time to enjoy yourself on your break. Five minutes out of your day to enjoy it more is not so bad in that respect.

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