Nearly 40% of Americans don’t use vacation time

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HOUSTON, TX – Do you use all of your vacation time?

A survey from the Robert Half Staffing Firm reveals nearly 4 out of 10 Americans don’t use all of their paid vacation time.

“Why would you not take it if it’s offered to you and it’s paid?” asks Jenaia Leffel.

Well, the reasons vary.

38% say they want to save the time in case they need it, 30% don’t want to fall behind, 12% are workaholics who don’t like to take time off and 3% say their manager would frown upon it.

Frank Rice  falls into the 12% who don’t like to take time off, “I’m a workaholic. Sometimes I won’t take a vacation for two years.”

So what are the benefits of taking a vacation from work?

“More invigorated and feel better like I’m ready to go back to work and do a better job. Maybe not as burned out,” explains Greg Smith.

So don’t feel guilty for taking your earned vacation.

“You have to take care of yourself before you can do your job effectively,” says Leffel.

For some of us, there’s never enough vacation time!