This year, the 4th of July falls on a midweek Wednesday, a day that has some of us wondering if we should take advantage of the one-day reprieve and just take the whole week off.
Whether or not you decide to take the whole week of 4th of July off may depend on factors you cannot always control like your workload and what kind of manager you have. But it may also depend on your salary, according to a new survey on employees’ vacation habits. In a recent YouGov Omnibus survey of over 17,000 people, people who earned $80,000 a year were the most likely to take the whole week of 4th of July off.
An $80,000 salary increases likelihood of more holiday vacation time
For this lucky salaried group, moeny may make taking a weeklong are already on vacation this week. They may be onto something. Vacation weeks are when productivity slows. New data from OfficePulse found that 63% of employees do not plan on working on the fifth of July, anyways. Those that did manage to take their bodies into work on Thursday said they expected to be “hungover” or “extra tired.”
With that kind of mentality, why bother going at all? During the week of a holiday, offices empty out. They can become a ghost town as colleagues disappear into the wilds of vacation lands and clients put up “out of office” messages. If you have the opportunity to do so, you may be better off extending the time off. For the rest of us, we will need to make the most of our one-day break.