Working Vacations Are an IT Mainstay

IT executives explain why they keep tabs on work email and phone messages when they're supposed to be relaxing.

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That IT professionals work on vacation is as obvious as sand on the beach. For many, it's accepted as part of the job -- and they just might relish the idea that they're indispensable.

In a recent survey of 200 IT pros by TEKsystems, 67% of the senior IT workers polled said that they are expected to be available while they're on vacation.

The IT staffing firm's finding might sound low to some people; many tech career experts say it's likely that as many as 95% of senior IT professionals would have to be on call when they're on holiday.

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