Are Vacations Becoming Extinct in IT?

As vacation season approaches, more IT professionals than any year since the recession started will be going on vacation.  This is a great sign, but there’s a slightly more unfortunate trend going on, as well.  The IT recruiters and IT contractors who are all taking these vacations will still be in touch with their IT managers or doing remote work for their IT jobs.  Why?

Though smartphones, wifi, and featherlight laptops and tablets aren’t new, they’re becoming more and more widespread in all fields (and of course especially information technology).  Employers have slowly begun to expect workers who will respond on a 24/7 basis, or at least near it.  There are plenty of benefits and cons to this change in the workforce, but the way employees spend their vacations is probably the most remarkable.  Only time will tell whether employees will continue to accept this kind of 24/7 standard of availability, or vacations will become extinct all together.



AVID Technical Resources About AVID Technical Resources
AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.