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The Fight Against No-Vacation Nation [Infographic]

Picture yourself on the beach, sea breeze blowing through your sun dried hair while you listen to a steel drum band play a songo-style beat. You consider standing up to dance but feel too relaxed and sun-dazed, happy to be taking some well-deserved time off work. Then you wake up. Instead of lounging on a beach chair, you fell asleep at your desk crunching numbers for the quarterly report. The "healthy" green juice you had for lunch seems to be staring at you, silently judging you for not even leaving your desk to eat a proper meal. The infographic below explores the dangers associated with not taking hard-earned vacation time.

The rejuvenating concept of rest and relaxation is seemingly lost on the population of American workers. These workers are taking... Read More

The Fight Against No-Vacation Nation

The United States, more than any other country in the world, equates the perception of busyness to success. We work long hours, rarely take breaks, eat sad sandwiches at our desks, and almost never take vacations. To the world at large, the sentiment is simply that Americans work far too much. The U.S. Travel Association has coined a name for our affliction – Work Martyr Syndrome. In a period where cutbacks are prevalent, U.S. workers position themselves as indispensable by putting in a lot of face time at the office, resulting in the lowest amount of vacation time used in the past 40 years. In fact, the U.S. is the only advanced nation in the world that doesn’t offer workers a guaranteed paid vacation. With... Read More