A new survey reinforces the idea that many stressed employees find it difficult to switch off from the office when they're on a break.
The research from OfficeTeam revealed that 20 per cent of executive assistants take between three and five days to relax property once they are on holiday.
In addition, nearly a third of office workers take their holiday allowance as single days to make a short weekend rather than taking longer holidays and being away from work for longer at a time.
Regional director for OfficeTeam Victoria Sprott said: "We suggest that people should try and take at least one elongated break away from the office even if it's just to relax at home," reports Recruiter Magazine.
Research from the Aziz Corporation over the summer revealed that, with the advent of mobile technology, the majority of British bosses cannot switch off when on holiday.
More than two-thirds of them said that they took a device such as a Blackberry or laptop on holiday with them to check emails with 12 per cent saying that checking work emails provided a welcome break away from the family.