We are coming up on Memorial Day weekend, which is the unofficial start to summer. Summer is the time when most folks plan and take their vacations from work. But a recent study shows that many American workers don't use most of their allotted time off.
"About 57% of working Americans had unused vacation time at the end of 2011, and most of them left an average of 11 days on the table — or nearly 70 percent of their allotted time off, according to a study performed by Harris Interactive for JetBlue."
Among reasons workers gave for forgoing vacation were:
- Felt they could not take the time
- Could not afford to travel
- Were worried about taking time off in an unstable job market.
How about you? Do you get paid vacation? Do you use it? Why or why not?