A new survey found that the average American employee’s workload increases by nearly a third when covering for a co-worker, and 53 percent say covering for a co-worker is stressful. Not only that, but 37 percent of workers resent having to deal with a co-worker’s tasks while they are on vacation or out of the office. That resentment might explain why 40 percent of survey respondents said they’ve “phoned it in” when covering for a co-worker and didn’t care if the job was done well or not. Not surprisingly, 51 percent of workers say they should get paid more when covering for a co-worker. But don’t hate on that co-worker who's taking time off. 56 percent of those surveyed say they feel guilty when they go on vacation and their responsibilities get dumped on a co-worker.
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