All work and no play makes for unhappy Irish workers

Survey finds that many workers don’t take all their vacation time and that most take work with them on holiday
||Last Updated: 06/28/2006

More than 20 per cent of Irish workers aren’t taking their full complement of holidays and even when they do go on break, the majority of workers take work with them, according to a new survey.

More than half of workers who don't take all their holiday time say they don’t because it isn’t the “done thing” at their organizations or because they’re too busy. Nine per cent of all respondents to the survey by online job board said taking their full complement of vacation would affect their promotional prospects.

"We hear so much about the impact of stress on workers lives and yet some workers don’t take their full holiday entitlement," said Sinead Johnson of