We know Americans be good at many things however vacationing isn’t one of them. Every year millions of American workers fail to take their allotted vacation days, according to workplace surveys. It seems that the overriding reason is fear but there are costs of not taking vacations.
Last year, approximately 54% of Americans ended the year with unused vacation days. When added together, that is 662 million paid days off. About a third of these days (206 million) cannot be rolled over or exchanged for money.
Fear of falling behind
The lead deterrent to taking time off is the fear of falling behind with work (43% of people cited this as their main reason). The number 2 reason for not leaving...