A third of Russians will work on New Year’s Eve

In the upcoming New Year, 29% of Russians are going to work. Another third plans to go to work or take a part-time job during the holidays from 2 to 8 January. Such results were shown by the Avito Rabota poll, which Izvestia got acquainted with on Friday, December 9th.

As analysts have found out, not everyone spends the New Year holidays in the circle of relatives and friends. Last year, 29% of people met December 31 in a working environment, this year 18% plan to go to work on the eve of the holiday.

For the majority (41%), the last day of the outgoing year will be held as usual with a full day in the office or at the enterprise. Another 23% will return to work on December 31 on a part-time basis. However, on January 1, most people still have a rest. On the first day of 2022, only 5% worked; as of January 1, 2023, only 3% of respondents are building work plans.

At the same time, 8% of respondents are going to go to work on December 31 and January 1 this year (a year ago there were 10% of them). A third of respondents will also work or earn extra money during the upcoming winter holidays from January 2 to 8.

“Not all people are supporters of long rest. Many people prefer to work or earn extra money during the long New Year holidays. Our study showed that work or a part-time job is in the top 3 plans for the holidays – right after meeting with loved ones and watching movies, ”said Artem Kumpel, Managing Director of Avito Rabota.

As the study showed, most often people go to work on December 31 or January 1 due to the specifics of the profession (68%). This is especially noted by heads of departments (61%) and highly qualified specialists – doctors, engineers and others (56%), who often cannot postpone work duties even on holidays. The second common reason is a shift schedule (48%). Basically, it is called as decisive representatives of working specialties (42%) – drivers, couriers, sellers.

At the same time, 42% go to work on December 31 or January 1 for the sake of additional earnings. This is more typical for young people aged 18–24.

However, most Russians still plan to have a good rest during the holidays and take a break from work. In the top of the most popular vacation plans are meetings with friends and relatives (58%), as well as watching movies and series (51%). Also, many plan to go on holidays outside the city (27%), devote time to reading books (26%) and cultural leisure – visiting theaters, museums, exhibitions (19%).

On December 7, it was reported that about 90% of companies support the initiative to make December 31 an official holiday. The main reason in favor of such a decision, 52% of employers called the fact that many employees already take time off or leave on this day. Half of the respondents (50%) also believe that employees are not in the mood to perform their duties on the eve of the holiday.

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