Your vacation really stresses out your co-workers

Colleagues out of the office? The average American’s workload increases by nearly a third when covering for an absent co-worker, according to new research.

A new study into the stressful daily events Americans encounter found that going on an innocent vacation may be stressing out your co-workers more than you imagined.

The research examined the impact upon workloads and subsequent stress levels when having to maintain your regular work and cover that of an absent co-worker: 41 percent said they do even more than the average increase — for no extra pay.

An infographic about how your vacation stresses out your coworkers.

The new survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of cannabis telemedicine and delivery platform Nugg, asked 2,000 employed Americans to assess the “cover crunch” they’re under when looking after an out-of-office co-worker’s responsibilities.

The results

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