Why not take some time away? Respondents cited workload and a reluctance to have to catch up on a backlog of post-vacation work among their reasons for not taking vacation time. However, just over one-half of U.S. workers did use all their vacation days. One-in-four respondents even indicated that they would give up 5 percent of their salary to get five more vacation days!
Other things workers who wanted more vacation indicated they would forgo to get that vacation time:
- All office-sponsored events (52%)
- Their favorite beverage (30%)
- Lunch breaks (23%)
- An extra hour of sleep a day (20%)
You can find more details in stories from USAToday and The Boston Globe, among others.