Study: Fewer Millennials Unplugging While On Vacation

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Summer is typically the time to kick your feet up and relax--but a new survey finds many people have a hard time unplugging, even during their time off.

The survey, by staffing firm Accountemps, found that 70 percent of millennials will stay connected to work even when on vacation.

That's compared to just 39 percent of middle-aged workers.

Accountemps' Bill Driscoll explained to WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kim Tunnicliffe why the trend is showing among younger generations.

"Millennials tend to check in the most--which was a little surprising, although it relates to how people check in," he said. "Millennials tend to be on their phones a lot more, so may see messages coming in from work."

Driscoll said employees are planning to take an average of nine vacation days this year--one less than last year.

"Not everyone is unplugging, and it looks like a trend in the wrong direction," Driscoll said.

Driscoll said Accountemps believes it's healthy to get a pure break from work during vacation.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kim Tunnicliffe reports

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