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More holiday shifts for Los Angeles employees than in other cities

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Employees in Los Angeles aren’t much for holiday spirit: 69% of them plan to work voluntarily on Christmas and/or New Year this year.

That’s more than any other major city, according to a new survey of 2,000 people conducted by workplace accommodation company Regus. Philadelphia is a close second, with 68.8% of employees planning to put in time on the holidays, followed by Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago.

Only 58% of New Yorkers intend to toil for their bosses over the period. Nearly 60% of Angelenos not only will work but also commute to the office to do so.

Employees in smaller businesses are also more likely to have holiday shifts. Compared with 59% of people at mid-sized companies and 49% of those at large firms, 68% of workers at companies with fewer than 50 people on staff will be doing their jobs on Christmas and New Year.

Not that all of them expect to be productive. In Southern California, 36% of holiday staff say they aren’t likely to get much actual work done.

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-- Tiffany Hsu

Photo: Santa works hard by directing traffic. Credit: Francis R. Malasig / EPA

 
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