Workcation: reality or necessity?

Summer 2020 is almost over. We have several days for vacation or maybe it is better not to absolutely relax and deep into the workcation . Let`s clear up it together!

Restaurant Le Lunel, Nice France You can find it by this address . Enjoy the sun and fresh breath from the sea while drinking a cup of strong morning coffee. And in this atmosphere, I think about the pros and cons of workcation (a blend of work and vacation). Is workcation my new reality and do I really need to work on vacation? Covid-19 made me addictive to the idea I can`t stop working, I can’t afford myself to quit my job even for a week. As for my own experience, I have been working remotely for over 6 years. Workcation is my lifestyle and, I consider this is our future for success.

According to Upwork 73% of all teams will have remote working by 2028. Nevertheless, we have no info about those who are ready to refuse from classic vacation and be in touch 24 hours, 7 days a week, 364 days a year. At the same time, the tendency to work remotely is highly demanded, especially because of 2020 changes. So that`s why 82% of workers (Can you imagine?) want to work from home at least one day a week. What if you could work at home but you work on the beach or in the mountains too. Is it a victim or an opportunity? Of course, I can’t answer this question truthfully.

As for me, I have a limited time for work during vacation. It usually takes me about 3 hours daily. I wake up, take my laptop, walk to the coziest cafe nearby and you know, usually, it doesn’t feel like Oh Gush, work again! You change your working place, you see amazing landscapes, you drink fresh Frenchy coffee, complete my to-do list, and return hotel to my family for enjoying vacation finally. BTW, you still earn money next to the seaside=) In some way I feel empty and strange if I don`t work, so possibly workcation is my reality.

However, there is another point of view on this theme, especially if work is hard and needs quite a lot of concentration and time. Also, it depends on your Boss’s requirements and his realizing your vacancy time. In truth, people who work remotely, are they satisfied? According to Owl Labs, people who work remotely full time admit they are happy in their job 22% more than those who don`t work remotely at all. So, you are happy working from home, will you be happy to forget about vacation and jump into absolute workcation times?

Kate Wans

Velainn team