The survey results are in, we really do need a holiday

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If you’re feeling personally attacked by these survey results, you’re not alone, 40 per cent of workers in the UAE would take a pay-cut for more holiday time.

That’s the verdict of a new survey by LinkedIn.

The business networking site spoke to just over 1,000 people in the UAE and Saudi Arabia who are working full-time, as freelancers or permanent employees.

According to the research carried out by consulting firm Censuswide, 45 per cent of those questioned in the UAE from the millennial age group (that’s 18-38) do not use all of their holiday time. 

Reasons given include having too much work to do and no-one to cover for them, plus the very real 21st-century condition known as FOMO (Fear of Missing Out).

The holiday blues aren’t just limited to coming back from vacation.

Yes, as mentioned above – nearly 40 per cent of professionals in the UAE said they would be interested in swapping a pay cut for more holiday time. Time, especially free time, is precious.

Perhaps the reason for wanting extra downtime – 65 per cent of employees of all ages feel overworked.

Luckily, we should all have some time off in August – a four day public and private holiday has been announced for Eid Al Adha.

Out of office on and enjoy your break!

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