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Spain – Are you suffering from post-holiday depression?

29 August 2012

In Spain the number of workers with “post-holiday depression” has dropped by -14%, a new survey by Randstad Spain has found. Particularly in the regions around Madrid and the Canary Islands there has been a decline noted amongst employees.

Randstad recommends taking things easy in the first couple of weeks back in the office although more than half of those surveyed (53.3%) said they had returned to work without experiencing the blues.

The staffing firm warned that people suffering from post-holiday depression manifest a variety of syndromes, such as insomnia, headaches, as well as changes in appetite or motivation.

Most workers (56%) need two weeks to again adapt to the fast pace of work life with both educated workers and those with lower qualifications saying so. Older workers are also more prone to feeling unhappy after their summer vacation.

The survey found also found that women complain more about adjusting to work, often because they are juggling family and work life.

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