How Much Time Should We Get Off For July 4th?

Are you phoning it in at work this week?  If so, you’re not alone.

45% of American workers don’t expect to get much done between now and Fourth of July weekend.  That’s according to a new poll from Inc/Harris Poll.

49% think companies should shut down for the entire week of July 4th, and a lot of those votes are young people.  61% of Millennials and Gen Z’ers said yes, compared to 32% of people older than that.

56% of young people say working the week of the Fourth should be seen as “taboo” in work culture.

Overall, 35% of us think we’d be more productive the rest of the year if we knew we were getting a full week off in July.  28% claim they’d work harder, and 22% would be more likely to recommend their company to friends and family.

If you’re looking forward to your break, you’re not alone.  75% said they are.

And if you’re getting more than Thursday off, count your blessings.  Only 34% of workers will get two or more days off this week.  10% said all five days.

Most people are at least getting Thursday off though.  Just 22% of companies will be open on the Fourth this year.

Your friends at The Eagle will be hard at work this Thursday laying down rock blocks for the soundtrack of your Independence Day. We kick off the block party at 6am, and rock all the way through midnight!

Happy July 4th from The Eagle!

Aaron Schachter

Aaron on 96.9 The Eagle

Aaron is on the air with you for your morning commute Monday through Friday from 6am - 10am on the Eagle. Hopefully he can help you make your workday a breeze to get through with some awesome music!

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