Will You Work During Your Summer Vacation? [Poll]

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Most of us have endured the first big heat wave of the year and thoughts, inevitably, will turn to summer vacations. The big question? Will you work during summer vacation?

Only about half of all small business owners actually take a vacation throughout the year.

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For some, the hotel has been booked and the bags are already half-packed. For others, it’s a hope that you’ll get away even for a little bit and then there are those who seem to have lost touch with the concept of a vacation.

So, this week, we want to know whether or not you’ll work during your summer vacation or whether this is an absolute break from work.

Tell us by answering our Poll question below. We’re asking:

Will You Work During Your Summer Vacation?

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You’ve got four choices. And we’ll publish the results of the Poll on Friday.

Will You Work During Summer Vacation?


Along with the swim trunks, sarongs, and seersucker everything, comes the laptop bag. You’ve already got Tuesday pegged as the day everyone else spends the day on the beach but you. Or, you’ve told whomever you left in charge that you can be reached at any time.


This is you completely getting away from it all. No work calls, no work emails, no work whatsoever. The only thing you’ll be working on during your vacation is a tan, catching up on sleep, and setting some type of Netflix binge record.

Remember, it wouldn’t be prudent to just roll out of town without taking some steps to ensure your business keeps running in your absence. There are plenty of things you should do before leaving on your vacation.

I’ll Bring Work, May Not Do It

You’re slipping your laptop and an attache case full of paperwork in with the coolers and suitcases but there’s no guarantee anything’s getting done. You may decide to call back to the office or check your online sales while you’ve got some down time.

We’ve offered some productivity apps that help you get work done while you’re away from the office for an extended period of time.

What’s a Vacation?

You have no idea what the question even means. V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N looks like one long spelling error. You’re going nowhere this summer and yes, you’ll be hard at work all season long. It’s a stay-cation kind of summer in the books for you with an emphasis on STAY.

Remember, be sure to vote in the Poll below. We’ll publish the results of this week’s question on Friday morning. Care to expand upon your answer? Leave some comments below and we may just share them at the end of the week.

Do You Plan to Take Work on Vacation?

  • Yes (34%, 823 Votes)
  • No (28%, 689 Votes)
  • What’s a vacation? (24%, 591 Votes)
  • I’ll bring work; may not do it (14%, 330 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,433

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Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Editor for Small Business Trends and the Head of Content Partnerships. A journalist with 20 years of experience in traditional and online media, he is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press, covering his hometown.

4 Reactions
  1. How about I do both at the same time? I can go on vacation and take with me while I am on the go? I don’t want to work at my office though.

  2. I am the type of person who doesn’t like to work during vacation. It is meant for rest and I expect the same with my employees.

  3. I think that summer is also for rest as well. But if the business requires that it should function all year round, then I don’t really mind working.

  4. It seems like the idea or concept of vacation is really changing. So far, I like Ivan’s way of thinking best. Now to figure out how to get there …