According to a recent study, Indians desperately need more vacation time away from the office, even if it’s just for a day.
According to Expedia’s Vacation Deprivation Report 2017, Indians are the fifth-most on the list of people in the world deprived of vacation days. The survey polled 15,081 people across 30 countries.
At least 60 percent of all Indians say they could use some more time off. South Korea, France, Malaysia, and Hong Kong make up the first four on that list. In fact, it’s so bad that we’re apparently willing to sacrifice quite a bit for an extra day off; TV, alcohol, sex, even our Internet access for an entire week.
According to the report, Indians took one less day off this year on average as compared to the 21 last year. However, while they’d like to take holidays more often, most Indians say they either can’t afford them often or they can’t get enough time off. A few others also say they’re saving up their occasional leaves for a longer holiday.
However, that doesn’t stop them from building castles in the air. Well over half of the respondents that were polled said they’ve spent time dreaming about taking a vacation while at work.