Nearly three-quarters of us fret about missing out on office gossip while away on holiday, research has suggested.

The poll from Sunshine found that more than 80% of us worry about missing out on important work developments, suggesting that even when on a beach thousands of miles away, work is never far from our minds.

Fretting over such matters can get in the way of a good time, but people arranging airport transfers can at least be sure their trip to and from the airport is hassle-free.

The poll of 1,652 full-time workers also found that more than 30% work while away, and that a quarter phone or email the office to check if everything is okay.

Nearly a fifth had gone as far as Facebooking workmates, while 3% requested that staff nights out were delayed until they returned from their holiday.

Sunshine co-founder Chris Brown said: “Fear of missing out is indeed a relatively common phenomenon and it’s not difficult to see why it’s quite common among holidaymakers.

“When you are thousands of miles away, it’s easy to start getting anxious about what you could be missing, whether that’s actual work you may need to catch up on when you get back, or just who said what behind whose back in the office.”

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