6 in 10 Workers Forgo Summer Vacation Due to Financial Circumstances | Be Korea-savvy

6 in 10 Workers Forgo Summer Vacation Due to Financial Circumstances


SEOUL, July 25 (Korea Bizwire)More than half of South Korean workers gave up or could not plan their summer vacations primarily due to financial constraints, according to a survey conducted by the civic group Gapjil 119.

The survey covered 1,000 workers aged 19 years and above across the country, and it revealed that only 43.9 percent of the respondents had summer vacation plans.

Additionally, 36.3 percent of the participants stated that they had not yet finalized their summer vacation plans, while 19.8 percent declared that they had no plans at all.

The percentage of workers with summer vacation plans was notably lower among irregular workers, lower-paid workers, and those employed in small workplaces with fewer than five workers.

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Of the 561 respondents who reported giving up or being unable to plan summer vacations, 61.9 percent attributed it to a lack of financial resources.

Other reasons included concerns about excessive workload after using vacation due to busy work (17.8 percent), lack of paid annual leave (12.8 percent), and feeling hesitant about taking a vacation due to the company’s atmosphere (7.5 percent).

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