NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) â€“ One sign of the tough economic times is that the very thought of taking a vacation has become stressful, according to a recent survey.
Though most employees say they happily switch off work once they leave the office, both getting out the door and coming back take a toll, according to the Work Watch survey, by Atlanta-based Randstad, a human resources company.
The biggest source of stress is the first day back, according to 77 percent of the 2065 full-time and part-time respondents, but even the last day before leaving can be traumatic, say 44 percent of people in the survey.
"I suspect some of the results could be connected to increased workload because of layoffs," said Rebecca Johnson, senior vice president of Randstad....