SOURCE: FPC (Fortune Personnel Consultants)

August 29, 2007 11:30 ET

An Alarming 75% of Employees Do Not Take Allotted Time Off

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 29, 2007) - FPC Workplace Web Poll Data indicates only 25% of employees always take their allotted time off each year.

FPC, a national executive search firm, polls job candidates visiting on their perspective on workplace issues.

Of 1042 respondents across all industries and job levels answering the question "With respect to my time off from work I..."

--  25%  "...always take my allotted time off."
--  37%  "...take time off if I have something to do but do not monitor
    the days I use."
--  33%  " not take the full time allotted but without a particular
--  5%  "... work through the vacation time to get the extra money."

There is a difference in the time off behavior between the Entry and Mid-level employees and Managerial, Director, VP and other Executive Level employees. In answer to the question, "With respect to my time off from work I..." 29% of the 472 Entry or Mid-level respondents answered that they "do not take the full time allotted but without a particular reason," compared to 36% of the 559 Managers, Directors, VPs and other Executive Level respondents.

Another difference is how many of them " through the vacation to get the extra money." 9% of Entry or Mid-level respondents vs. only 2% of Managers, Directors, VPs and Other Executives.

"Even though a study by reported time off among the top 3 concerns of new hires, FPC's poll says they are not actually taking the time off they negotiated," said FPC CEO & President Ron Herzog. "This generation is said to be more work-life balance conscious but people are still feeling immense pressure to spend time at work. A previous FPC web poll showed that people were spending their vacation time on work emails and voicemails, and now it seems they are not even taking the vacation."

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