Anytime you bring work materials, laptops , paperwork or worse keep meetings, in a neurotic attempt to 'keep up' on what should essentially be personal or vacation time.
This is most acute when you realize you get more actual work done, on "vacation" than when in the office, because nobody is interrupting you.
Bob & Mary's workation to the Bahamas centered around both of them never leaving the WIFI hot spot of their hotel and working on and off and never seeing much of the island or doing anything away from their laptops.
When you have to take a trip for work and you escape your wife and children and family life for a few days and it feels like a vacation.
This business trip is more like a Workation.
when you take time off of work in order to do more work.
I had an excellent workation, got quite a lot done.
Changing the routine after work, staying in a local hotel, camping or over indulging for a few days.
A vacation in which you bring your work with you. Workations usually involves telecommuting to some degree.
I'm going to Buenos Aires next month, but it's more of a workation than anything else.
Related to staycation - but instead of taking vacation time off and staying at home - one reports to work but goofs off. Related to "homeing from work
" and "furlough time
" - however this is goofing off for goofing off's sake, not for any ulterior motive. Workations usually involve post hangover-days, post-special project deadlines, and generally any time you're just tired of work and need a break.
Dan: "What did you have on the agenda for today Sarah?"
Sarah: "I'm going to finish these TPS reports this morning, and after lunch I think I'll take a workation and check out eBay and Overstock.com."
Dan: "You're fired."