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With the stress over the last three years of the pandemic, the economy, and the world at large, the idea of packing up, telling no one and jetting off to an exotic or remote location is extremely tempting. And with the prevalence and flexibility of remote work, there’s very little stopping many employees from doing just that. In fact, more than half of U.S. adults (56%) say they are likely to take a “hush trip” this year — going on vacation while continuing to work without informing their supervisor.

For the employee, this seems like no big deal: they’re still working, meeting their obligations and deadlines, and participating in meetings with colleagues. Why does it matter whether they’re doing it from home in suburban San Diego or from an Airbnb in the Swiss Alps?

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