Your vacation is stressing out your millennial coworkers, and social media is only making it worse
Nearly one in four working professionals feel burned out when their coworkers are on vacation, according to an exclusive survey from Business Insider and LinkedIn.
85% of the 1,000 working professionals surveyed report feeling burned out, with 16% of them suffering from burnout every day.
Millennials in particular report higher rates of burnout than other generations surveyed. The trend could be due to social media.
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Your coworkers aren’t enjoying your vacation time.
About 23% of working professionals feel burned out when their coworkers are on vacation, according to an exclusive survey conducted by Business Insider and LinkedIn.
The survey polled more than 1,000 working professionals ages 18 to 74 from across the US. The survey was not limited to just LinkedIn members.
One-quarter of respondents said they feel burned out when their colleagues are on vacation, and one-third said they feel burned out directly before taking a vacation.
Read more: How to ask your boss for vacation days before summer starts
The vast majority of respondents feel overworked and burned out, with millennials reporting the highest rates of both: 90% reported feeling burned out, compared to 85% of Gen X respondents and 80% of baby boomers.
What’s worse, many workers aren’t going on enough vacation to make up for that burnout. A separate LinkedIn study found nearly half of employees who get paid time off don’t use all of their days — and 59% of them are actively on work email while away.
Millennials are the “burnout generation”
The World Health Organization recently classified burnout as a clinical syndrome brought on by chronic workplace stress. The trend has increased among US employees, as they report working unmanageable hours and not getting adequate support from managers, according to a 2018 Gallup survey.
Wages, meanwhile, are stagnant as cost …read more
Source:: Business Insider