Vacation is supposed to be about leaving the cares of office behind so that one can replenish one's spirit – but millions of Americans just can't stop from staying plugged in, according to Project: Time Off's report, The Tethered Vacation.

"Technology has permanently changed the American workplace — and there is no turning back," the authors write. "But have these changes — and always-connected employees — begun to hurt American companies?"

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.