Employees appear to be growing closer to those at work, or find it more difficult to break away from the office for Thanksgiving. More than one in four workers (28 percent) say they celebrate Thanksgiving with co-workers either in or out of the office – a substantial increase over 20 percent in 2015 and 19 percent in 2014.
A new CareerBuilder Thanksgiving survey was conducted nationally online by Harris Poll from August 11 to September 7, 2016 and included more than 3,300 workers across industries and company sizes.
Home for the Holiday, not Vacation
Only 14 percent of workers say they take off Thanksgiving week for vacation; and 22 percent of workers say they have to work on Thanksgiving (on par with last year), with leisure and hospitality workers leading the way.
Leisure and hospitality: 52 percent
Retail: 47 percent
Sales: 36 percent
Health care: 32 percent
Transportation: 30 percent
Would You Rather…
When asked if they’d rather spend Thanksgiving Day with coworkers or family, 9-in-10 chose their family – on par with last year.
Family: 91 percent
Co-workers: 1 percent
Neither: 8 percent
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