One in three accountants take laptop on holiday

UK accountants find it only slightly easier to relax than global
counterparts, according to research by specialist financial recruitment firm
Robert Half .

Its research found that almost one in three UK finance professionals (31%)
took their laptop or
PDA with
them on holiday, while one in ten (11%) said they cannot relax unless they are
in touch with the office.

This was only slightly under the global average, which saw 38% of accountants
take the office with them on holiday in the form of either a laptop or handheld

The research also found that 34% of accountants globally admit to working in
the evenings, while 37% respond to e-mails and take phone calls in the evening
when they have pressing deadlines.

This compares to 36 per cent of respondents from the UK.

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