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Why workers avoid taking time off

Candace Manriquez Wrenn Jul 18, 2019
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Ask A Manager

Why workers avoid taking time off

Candace Manriquez Wrenn Jul 18, 2019
Beachgoers take in the sun at a beach on the Baltic Sea in Sellin, Germany. Sean Gallup/Getty Images
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Unlike workers in other western countries, Americans aren’t great at taking vacations. Workplace culture is one reason, and sometimes catching up on duties isn’t worth the time away. From time to time, we take on workplace issues like this with HR expert and Ask A Manager columnist, Alison Green.  She’s the former chief of staff for a non-profit and author of Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work.

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