Workers are putting off vacation as pandemic increases stress

Aug 17, 2020
Americans have never been great about time off. But now it's more difficult — and more crucial — than ever.
Workers are taking less time off during the pandemic. Even in normal times, Americans leave up to half their vacation days unused.
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Many Americans foregoing vacation

Apr 30, 2019
A new survey suggests that 35% of the American workers with paid vacation time plan to use less than half of it this year.
A new survey suggests that 35% of the American workers with paid vacation time plan to use less than half of it this year.
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In a tight labor market, workers may be starting to feel more comfortable taking paid time off

May 28, 2018
More than half of American workers left unused vacation days on the table in 2017. That’s according to a survey commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association. But there are some signs that with low unemployment and a tight labor market,…

Vacation, all I ever wanted ... but I don't take one

Jun 15, 2015
The average American leaves five vacation days on the table every year.

Microsoft wants contractors to take some time off

Mar 26, 2015
The tech giant says all its contractors must offer employees at least 15 days off.

Why we take so little vacation

Oct 31, 2014
American workers left some $52 billion in vacation time unused last year.

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When employees are given 'unlimited' vacation time

Sep 25, 2014
It may sound like a dream, but some employees aren't buying it.

Won't you please take a vacation?

Aug 18, 2014
At least one company will actually pay you to get away for a while.

In Europe, vacation days stay

May 27, 2013
One in four Americans get no vacation days while the average European gets 25 days off.