Working 9 to 5--on Vacation

All work and no play makes Jack and Jill . . . successful, evidently. Vacation habits of business executives:

How many of your allotted vacation days do you usually take?

Fewer than allowed: 51%

Exact number allowed: 41%


More than allowed: 7%

Don’t know/no answer: 1%


While on vacation, have you ever . . .


Called in to office: 75%

Checked work phone messages: 71%

Received a call or e-mail from office: 60%

Spent time doing office work: 54%

Brought work along with you: 42%

Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts survey of 450 executives