White-collar workers across the nation are already deep into the week-before-Christmas-slump, with productivity diving and extended last minute shopping trips galore. But for the self-employed and small business owners, that isn't always an option.
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A survey of 321 small business owners conducted for Telstra found that 55 per cent plan to work between Christmas and New Year, and 36 per cent won't take any time off at all. Some won't work full hours, of course, but the temptation to just grab the laptop and sneak off for a couple of hours can be strong even if your main premises are closed.
Here at Lifehacker, I'm not actually taking any time off other than the public holidays — but that still gives me a four-day break, a three-day week and a four-day week, which is a pleasant way to round out the year. I'm also welcoming the opportunity to do some planning and organising stuff that's harder when tech news is breaking constantly.
But I'm wondering: how much time off have other people planned? Tell us in the comments.