Nach dem Urlaub ist vor dem Urlaub

According to a survey 45 % of Germans find it difficult to return to the workplace after their holiday. Looking at our neighbours the numbers are not much different. Who would have thought that the Italians (38%), the Spanish (38 %) and the French (41%) also suffer at the end of their holiday? The anticipation of the next holiday seems to most people to be a tried and tested means to dispel these cloudy thoughts – on average 27 % of all respondents from all 15 countries surveyed dream of the next one after the end of a trip.

Seven signs that you should go on holiday:

  1. You think a “half day” means leaving at 5pm.
  2. You find that you need PowerPoint to explain what you do for a living.
  3. You eat out of a vending machine and at the most expensive restaurant in town within the same week.
  4. You think that “progressing an action plan” and “calendarizing a project” are acceptable English expressions.
  5. You know the people at the airport better than you know your neighbours.
  6. You ask your friends to “think outside the box” when making Friday-night plans.
  7. On Saturdays you get all excited because you can wear jeans and a T-shirt to work.