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The Rise of “Quiet Vacationing” Among Millennials

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Forget signing off and leaving your work phone in a drawer! Millennials are taking vacations in a whole new way: “quiet vacationing.” It’s a secret getaway where you sneak in some relaxation without letting your boss know.  Sounds crazy, right? Buckle up, we’re diving in!

Sneak Out Without Saying Peace Out?

It’s basically like “quiet quitting” but for vacations.  Employees are taking those earned PTO days, but keeping their work email tabs open just in case.  According to a Harris Poll survey, this whole “hush trip” thing (yep, that’s another name for it) is especially popular with Millennials. 4 out of 10 of us have pulled a quiet vacation on our managers.

Why the Sneaky Vacay Vibes?

This whole “quiet vacationing” thing isn’t just about sneaky beachside work. Experts say it’s a bummer signal.  People feel like they can’t take a legit break without their boss giving them the stink-eye or worse.  Imagine the stress – you’re supposed to be sipping margaritas, not stressing about work emails! This trend is a cry for help from burnt-out millennials who just want a chance to recharge without the guilt trip.

The Remote Work Connection

The rise of remote work is intertwined with the quiet vacation trend. With video calls and work docs accessible from anywhere, it’s easier than ever to squeeze in some work while soaking up the sun. But is it a vacation if you’re still checking emails?

Is this the future of vacations?

Experts say this “quiet vacationing” trend might be a sign of a bigger problem. Ideally, we shouldn’t have to feel like sneaky ninjas just to take a well-deserved break. But hey, gotta do what you gotta do, right? Until workplaces chill out about vacations, quiet vacationing might be the secret weapon millennials need to recharge and avoid burnout.

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