More than 55% of Mexicans consider themselves workaholics or workaholics.
The pressure of the work landscape conditions many people to feel pressured to respond to a demanding work environment.
Gen Z recorded the highest levels of work stress, capturing almost 46%.
More than half of Mexicans are workaholics, and the reasons aren’t as mysterious as they seem, since the pace of life in what was once called the “new normal” has forced us to act differently.
And it is that the numbers that the OCCWorld, 55 percent of workers in Mexico typically work shifts that span more than eight hours a day. Therefore, many of them generally do not eat properly and suffer from Burnout or stress after going over their hours.
However, this is not the most alarming of all, but it is considered that many, instead of enjoying their free time in different activities, spend their free time pursuing their work.
More than half of Mexicans are workaholics
Generation Z has become the most affected by the phenomenon of stress at work. In the same way, the terror of not finding another job that offers better living conditions forces many to stay in jobs on which they become addicted.
According to their figures, stress levels among workers remain high. Generation Z experienced a fairly high level of stress, capturing 46 percent, while four out of 10 millennials, 38% are stressed all or most of the time; “In Mexico, the millennials (34%) and Generation Z (39%), although with slightly lower numbers, are in this situation,” he explains.
This may be partly due to the shift in mentality in the wake of the pandemic, as while some leaders knew how to deal with pandemic threats, many others took the easy way out. The dismissal of more than 12.5 million workers in Mexico Between March and April 2020, this could have had such a negative effect on both employees and employers that many are still wondering how to continue healthy coexistence in the workplace.
After this trauma, many workers decided to sacrifice their vacation periods and even risk their health and physical integrity to keep a job.
federal labor law (LFT) in its article 76 specifies that: workers with more than one year of seniority will benefit from an annual period of paid leave, which may in no case be less than six working days, and which will increase by two working days, up to twelve, for each subsequent year of service. After the fourth year, the vacation period will increase by two days for every five days of service.
However, not taking advantage of the holiday period has many repercussions. It must be recognized, for example, that it is prohibited by article 79 of the LFT to indicate that vacation cannot be compensated by cash remuneration, unless the employment relationship is broken and the employee does not did not take advantage of it.
In the same way, it should be known that postponing vacations will not cause them to accumulate, for which the right to take advantage of this period of rest, together with a vacation bonus, expires in one year, starting from the date on which are required. It should be noted that the only case where untaken leave can be paid is in the event of resignation or voluntary dismissal, but this would only be possible by dividing the corresponding days of the corresponding leave by the 365 days of the year and by multiplying by the days worked. In this way, they can be paid at the finiquit.
Finally, a study conducted by the Harvard Business Review highlights the importance of viewing vacations not as a reward, but as a right:
- Holidays encourage job promotions and promotions. Employees are 6.5% more likely to get a promotion.
- Vacations increase positivity and energy levels by 94%.
- A study by the US Travel Association indicates that taking a vacation increases the level of well-being by 31% and the productivity of workers by 21%.
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