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The rise of the double career break

Life is too short, we all need a break from time to time. Take two minutes and tell us "What You Think", do you agree?

Age

 AnswerPercentageVotes
Total: 206
A.25 - 3428.64 %59
B.35 - 4417.96 %37
C.16 - 2416.02 %33
D.It's not perfect and people do get confused. Local councils need to talk to the people to work out the best approach for recycling.11.17 %23
E.45 - 5410.68 %22
F.It's completely confused. Different initiatives seem to be brought in every week. there needs to be a rethink.8.25 %17
G.55 - 646.80 %14
H.64+0.49 %1
I.Agree0.00 %0
J.Yes0.00 %0
K.No0.00 %0

Sex

 AnswerPercentageVotes
Total: 164
A.Female74.39 %122
B.Male25.61 %42

Which of the following options would you consider to be the most desirable? (please tick two choices that you most agree with)

 AnswerPercentageVotes
Total: 295
A.Offers the chance to recharge your batteries properly30.85 %91
B.Provides enough time for extensive travel24.07 %71
C.Presents the opportunity to reflect on previous work patterns & behaviours and to make adjustments accordingly14.92 %44
D.Helps you to refocus your career on return 14.24 %42
E.Would give you time to attend courses & learn other skills without day job pressures13.56 %40
F.Reinforces how important work is in your life2.37 %7

Which of the following options would you consider to be the main disadvantages of a career break? (please tick two choices that you most agree with)

 AnswerPercentageVotes
Total: 313
A.The prospect of returning to work fills you with horror after months of freedom24.60 %77
B.The break may leave you feeling less motivated and focused than ever18.53 %58
C.The big boss sees your career break as a lack of interest in your career12.78 %40
D.A long break might result in loss of skills and speed of execution, and confidence in decision making12.46 %39
E.The thought of playing catch up on work done while you were away is unappealing12.14 %38
F.The risk of your position becoming redundant in your absence11.50 %36
G.Colleagues may succeed in usurping your position in the organisation7.99 %25

Have you taken a career break?

 AnswerPercentageVotes
Total: 164
A.No75.61 %124
B.Yes24.39 %40

If YES to 5, how long was your career break?

 AnswerPercentageVotes
Total: 164
A.NO to 575.61 %124
B.9 - 12 months15.24 %25
C.0 - 4 months6.71 %11
D.5 - 8 months2.44 %4

If NO to 5, are you considering taking a career break?

 AnswerPercentageVotes
Total: 164
A.No53.66 %88
B.Yes28.05 %46
C.YES to 518.29 %30

If YES to 7, then how long would you like your career break to be?

 AnswerPercentageVotes
Total: 164
A.NO to 748.78 %80
B.9 - 12 months15.85 %26
C.YES to 515.24 %25
D.0 - 4 months11.59 %19
E.5 - 8 months8.54 %14

Some companies offer a three month sabbatical if you�ve worked for them for five years. Do you think this should become standard practice for all organisations?

 AnswerPercentageVotes
Total: 164
A.Yes82.93 %136
B.No17.07 %28

If your organisation allowed for career breaks, would you be more loyal and less likely to job hop?

 AnswerPercentageVotes
Total: 164
A.Yes76.83 %126
B.No23.17 %38

With the extension of retirement ages for men and women, do you think it�s inevitable for organisations to offer some form of career break?

 AnswerPercentageVotes
Total: 164
A.Yes79.27 %130
B.No20.73 %34

If you have recently returned from a summer holiday, has it made the prospect of a career break...

 AnswerPercentageVotes
Total: 164
A.More attractive82.32 %135
B.Less attractive17.68 %29

Would a career break be less necessary if Britain had more bank holidays in line with other countries in the EU?

 AnswerPercentageVotes
Total: 164
A.No58.54 %96
B.Yes41.46 %68

Is taking a career break in your industry tantamount to committing 'careericide'?

 AnswerPercentageVotes
Total: 164
A.No64.02 %105
B.Yes35.98 %59

Results ★

25 - 34
28.64%
35 - 44
17.96%
16 - 24
16.02%
It's not perfect and people do get confused. Local councils need to talk to the people to work out the best approach for recycling.
11.17%
45 - 54
10.68%
It's completely confused. Different initiatives seem to be brought in every week. there needs to be a rethink.
8.25%
55 - 64
6.80%
64+
0.49%
Agree
0.00%
Yes
0.00%
No
0.00%
Female
74.39%
Male
25.61%
Offers the chance to recharge your batteries properly
30.85%
Provides enough time for extensive travel
24.07%
Presents the opportunity to reflect on previous work patterns & behaviours and to make adjustments accordingly
14.92%
Helps you to refocus your career on return
14.24%
Would give you time to attend courses & learn other skills without day job pressures
13.56%
Reinforces how important work is in your life
2.37%
The prospect of returning to work fills you with horror after months of freedom
24.60%
The break may leave you feeling less motivated and focused than ever
18.53%
The big boss sees your career break as a lack of interest in your career
12.78%
A long break might result in loss of skills and speed of execution, and confidence in decision making
12.46%
The thought of playing catch up on work done while you were away is unappealing
12.14%
The risk of your position becoming redundant in your absence
11.50%
Colleagues may succeed in usurping your position in the organisation
7.99%
No
75.61%
Yes
24.39%
NO to 5
75.61%
9 - 12 months
15.24%
0 - 4 months
6.71%
5 - 8 months
2.44%
No
53.66%
Yes
28.05%
YES to 5
18.29%
NO to 7
48.78%
9 - 12 months
15.85%
YES to 5
15.24%
0 - 4 months
11.59%
5 - 8 months
8.54%
Yes
82.93%
No
17.07%
Yes
76.83%
No
23.17%
Yes
79.27%
No
20.73%
More attractive
82.32%
Less attractive
17.68%
No
58.54%
Yes
41.46%
No
64.02%
Yes
35.98%
Other
20.73%
Public Sector
15.85%
IT
9.15%
Finance
7.93%
Customer Service
6.71%
Secretarial
6.71%
Retail
6.10%
Marketing / Advertising / PR
4.88%
Media Creative
3.66%
Voluntary / Charity
3.66%
Construction
3.05%
Travel / Tourism
3.05%
Catering
1.83%
Engineering
1.83%
Graduate
1.22%
Rail
1.22%
Transport
1.22%
Global Hospitality
0.61%
Sales
0.61%
Risk & Compliance
0.00%

What industry do you work in?

 AnswerPercentageVotes
Total: 164
A.Other20.73 %34
B.Public Sector15.85 %26
C.IT9.15 %15
D.Finance7.93 %13
E.Customer Service6.71 %11
F.Secretarial6.71 %11
G.Retail6.10 %10
H.Marketing / Advertising / PR4.88 %8
I.Media Creative3.66 %6
J.Voluntary / Charity3.66 %6
K.Construction3.05 %5
L.Travel / Tourism3.05 %5
M.Catering1.83 %3
N.Engineering1.83 %3
O.Graduate1.22 %2
P.Rail1.22 %2
Q.Transport1.22 %2
R.Global Hospitality0.61 %1
S.Sales0.61 %1
T.Risk & Compliance0.00 %0
Stats until: 03:03 Tue 23rd Apr 2024 (Refreshed every 5 minutes)