Back in May of 2012 we wrote a blog article called “No Vacation Nation” . It is now 2014, but nothing has changed – Americans still don’t take much time off. Today, G.E. Miller published a new blog, “Why you Are Not Taking your Paid Vacation Days, but SHOULD (Damnit!)” . You need to read it. He examines why 78% of American workers do get paid vacation time, yet only 51% of paid vacation time gets used. Additionally 61% of those taking vacation time are still working on vacation. The reasoning for leaving vacation days on the table ranges from fear of falling behind to our desire to outperform colleagues.
Every one of us needs a little time to unwind. Emotionally and physically, stress takes its toll on our bodies and minds. Read Mr. Miller’s article. Think it over. We would like to hear from you as to weather you are taking your allotted vacation time or working right through it.
Stephen Osborne, CPA
Certified Public Accountant