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Workers with San Antonio jobs unwind after vacation

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Some workers who have San Antonio jobs among other locations need several days to unwind and recoup after vacation, according to a recent survey from

Nearly half of respondents (48%) need five or more days to unwind, or never unwind at all, when taking a vacation. Only 11% of respondents unwind after one day.

Monster asked the following question to U.S. visitors on its site, “How many days of vacation does it take you to unwind when taking vacation” The poll, which received over 1,800 responses, resulted in the following findings:

11% of respondents answered “One day”
30% of respondents answered “2-3 days”
11% of respondents answered “4 days”
29% of respondents answered “5 or more days”
19% of respondents answered “I never fully relax on vacation”

Thinking about your job occasionally while on vacation isn’t a bad thing,” said Mary Ellen Slayter, Career Advice Expert for “Just like how we sometimes stumble upon great ideas while in the shower or taking a walk, vacations can be a great source of inspiration- but it’s important to note that being relaxed and having a clear mind are fundamental elements of this phenomenon. Even more importantly, lack of R&R can be detrimental to workplace performance. We should feel refreshed and focused upon returning to work after time off, not burdened and preoccupied. If you are constantly plagued by job related stress and unable to unwind, even after several days of vacation, it might be time to consider making some career changes.”