Managers are more likely than underlings to take vacation time, according to a new survey of U.S. workers.
New York-based employment agency Hudson found that 53 percent of managers â€œhave plans to take both a full vacation and a long weekend compared to 44 percent of non-managers.â€
All workers generally fail to make full use of vacation time, with a clear majority â€" 56 percent â€" reporting that they will not make full use of their annual vacation days.
About half â€" 49 percent â€" said they get 11 or more vacation days per year. The survey has a margin of error of 2.4 percent.
The survey also shows that even though managers tend to take more vacation than the proletariat, they also have a harder time relaxing. Thirty five percent of managers, compared with 14 percent of non-managers, say they check in frequently with the office while on vacation. â€œFinally, 27 percent of managers return to the office more stressed than they were when they left. That is true for only 16 percent of non-managers,â€ according to Hudson. (A Time Magazine editorial makes the same point.)