I have invented the word Workliday. The word is made up using the words work and holiday. The thing is these days how many of us actually switch off from the office when we go on holiday?
The answer is probably very few people completely switch off. With the arrival of laptops, Blackberrys and now tablets, and the easy access most people have to the internet, makes it irresistible not to turn off completely. It’s like a drug, a compulsion. We must access our emails or we might miss something.
When we do check our emails we find probably not much has changed. However, there could be that important decision we are waiting on that could change our lives forever. Nevertheless, there are many professional workers who simply can’t switch off when they take a break. They must take their mobile phone or tablet with them.
Category: English / Holidays / Working