Nearly a quarter of IT workers will spend Thanksgiving with co-workers

November 28, 2013

(Larry Crowe/AP)

Happy Thanksgiving! We here at The Switch are taking a bit of  break today, but not everyone is so lucky. A survey from Career Builder reports that 23 percent of workers in the IT industry are spending Thanksgiving with co-workers, whether on the job or not.

Overall, nine out of ten workers told Career Builder that they would rather spend Thanksgiving with family, while just 2 percent said they'd prefer to spend it with their co-workers. (The remainder said "neither.") Unfortunately, Career Builder wasn't able to let us know if the IT industry answers differed from the general population. But we wouldn't be surprised if a few more of them would rather hang out with their peers than field requests for computer help from less technically inclined members of their extended family.

Andrea Peterson covers technology policy for The Washington Post, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, consumer privacy, transparency, surveillance and open government.
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November 28, 2013

(Larry Crowe/AP)

Happy Thanksgiving! We here at The Switch are taking a bit of  break today, but not everyone is so lucky. A survey from Career Builder reports that 23 percent of workers in the IT industry are spending Thanksgiving with co-workers, whether on the job or not.

Overall, nine out of ten workers told Career Builder that they would rather spend Thanksgiving with family, while just 2 percent said they'd prefer to spend it with their co-workers. (The remainder said "neither.") Unfortunately, Career Builder wasn't able to let us know if the IT industry answers differed from the general population. But we wouldn't be surprised if a few more of them would rather hang out with their peers than field requests for computer help from less technically inclined members of their extended family.

Andrea Peterson covers technology policy for The Washington Post, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, consumer privacy, transparency, surveillance and open government.
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