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Unfortunately, all too many of us could be on vacation but choose not to. That's the finding of a striking and important new study released this morning by Travel Effect, an initiative of the U.S. Travel Association. Entitled "Overwhelmed America: Why Don't We Use Our Paid Time Off?," the study found that 40 percent of American workers will leave paid vacation days unused.
Even more revealing are the reasons respondents gave for leaving paid time off on the table. The four reasons cited the most are the dread of returning from a vacation to piles of work (40 percent), the belief that no one will be able to step in and do their job for them while they're gone (35 percent), not being able to afford it (33 percent) and the fear of being seen as replaceable (22 percent).
In short, the long-term health and well-being of a company's employees is going to impact the long-term health and well-being of the company's bottom line.
We know, for instance, that, according to the World Health Organization, stress costs American businesses around $300 billion per year. Sleep deprivation tacks on another $63 billion.
Living a life in which we work all the time and never prioritize recharging simply isn't sustainable -- not for individuals, and not for companies either.
originally posted by: subfab
a reply to: Cabin
i don't think people just decide to not take a vacation. from the people i know, it is the debt they are in that they cannot take a vacation.
get rid of your debt, you will have a better and more relaxed life.