Satisfaction with holiday leave over xmas period

Dec 17, 2012

Q. Which of the following best describes how you feel about your Xmas leave?

 

Total

Work full time

Work part time

None

1-2 days

3-4 days

About a week

About 2 weeks

About 3 weeks

More than 3 weeks

I am satisfied with my Xmas leave

63%

63%

61%

43%

56%

58%

68%

71%

84%

83%

I would like to take more leave but I don’t have any available

14%

16%

10%

14%

21%

24%

16%

13%

9%

I would like to take more leave but my employer won’t allow it

13%

15%

9%

26%

16%

15%

10%

6%

4%

I would like to take less leave, but my employer won’t allow it

4%

3%

7%

5%

2%

5%

9%

5%

6%

Don’t know

6%

3%

13%

18%

2%

2%

1%

2%

8%

* Based on respondents employed full-time or part-time

63% of employed respondents were satisfied with their Xmas period leave arrangements. However, 27% would prefer to take more leave but either didn’t have any available or were not allowed to take more.

40% of those not taking any leave said they would like to take leave – including 26% who said their employer would not allow them to take leave.