According to a new survey, the vast majority of workers do not take all their vacation time.
Amazingly, nearly 70% of workers in America did not use all of their annual vacation time in 2013.
Right Management, the company that sponsored the survey, said this is the third year in a row that the vast majority of workers have said they worked rather than take paid vacation time.
It looks like 2014 won’t be any better, 69% of respondents said they won’t use all their vacation time by the end of 2014 either.
“Every employee at every level should be encouraged to take time to reenergize, recharge and relax to be more satisfied and productive on the job,” said Matt Norquist, general manager of Right Management, to the LA Times. “The importance of vacation cannot be understated in today’s workplace when companies are doing more with less and adding workloads to their teams.”
“Ultimately, vacations contribute to engaged, loyal and satisfied employee teams and build a positive workplace culture that not only reduces turnover, but also creates a stronger brand image in the market,” Norquist continued.
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