1/3 of Hungarians work during holiday


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One-third of Hungarian employees work occasionally and 9% regularly during their holidays, jobs portal profession.hu said, based on a representative survey conducted online in June.

Respondents said they planned to take 13 days off work out of their average 29 days of annual leave this summer. Some 65% of interviewees said they planned to travel this year compared to 60% in 2019 and 37% in 2014, as recorded in previous surveys.

Some six out of ten employees said they can take their leave without any difficulties but one in ten said this was hindered by various factors. The majority of employees are fully relieved of duties during their vacation but one-third have to complete tasks accumulated during their time spent away on their return.

Another 40% of respondents said they go on vacation for longer periods, typically for more than a week, with 35% taking only 1-2 days off at a time. Meanwhile, 60% of respondents follow their work e-mail even from the beach, more than half said they take official calls occasionally or every time and just 14% said they do not answer work-related calls at all during their holidays, profession.hu said in the statement.

The survey shows that in 2020, due to the pandemic, almost one-quarter of employees had to take part of their leave during a period designated by management due to optimization, cost-efficiency and uncertainties of planning.


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