Post-Break Blues 41% of survey participants say they find the post-Labor Day period depressing because it’s the end of summer.
Do workers ever really get to relax? Apparently not, according to a survey from TripAdvisor. In theory, this is the time of year when we’re at our best. We’re back from summer vacations, refreshed and ready to go back to work. But many employees experience the very opposite reaction, and say that getting back to the daily grind is downright depressing. Some people cope by calling in sick to work, even when they’re not ill. Others contemplate leaving their jobs entirely. A more therapeutic (and safer) alternative: Many find comfort in – what else? – planning for their next break. Given that the big winter holidays are right around the corner, this may not be such a bad strategy. "While many Americans struggle to maintain the feel-good factor upon returning to work, the process of planning another getaway helps them remain upbeat," said Karen Drake, a senior director at TripAdvisor. More than 1,400 Americans took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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