More Russians are Hesitant to Take Time Off from Work

According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the coronavirus epidemic has disrupted up to 22% of Russians’ summer holiday plans, citing a poll conducted by the SuperJob online recruiting platform. The majority of respondents stated they had to cancel their vacation plans owing to the suspension of flights to other countries, or they just stayed at home for fear of becoming sick.

Many Russians chose not to take time off, while others got vacation pay but remained to work.

Only one in every 100 respondents said the epidemic had a favorable influence on their holiday plans. Some concentrated on house renovations, while others went on a trip to another Russian area and were relieved that they didn’t have to hunt for a location on the beach or book hotels ahead of time.

However, according to another of the company’s polls, respondents still feel that taking time off from work is the greatest approach to avoid emotional exhaustion. This view is held by 22% of the population, up from 18% two years earlier.

Employers, on the other hand, are dissatisfied with their employees’ want to continue working.

“Our experience has shown that individuals who do not take time off become less motivated, make more mistakes, and are more likely to burn out. It undoubtedly has an impact on business, notably in the sector of communications. Our company is built on innovative ideas and trustworthy client relationships, but a staff member with a “dead battery” cannot contribute to that. This is why it is critical to recharge your batteries when on vacation,” Ekaterina Movsesyan, Director General of the CROS communications agency, stated.