With summer just around the corner, many workers are thinking of summer vacations spent enjoying friends and family. However, a new Robert Half survey shows 39% of workers won’t use all the paid vacation time they’re given. The reasons: 38% are saving days in case they need them later, while 30% fear falling behind at work. The national study was developed by Robert Half and conducted by an independent research firm. It is based on 436 telephone interviews with U.S. adults working in an office environment. Workers were asked: “Do you typically use all of the paid vacation days you are provided by your company?” Their responses: Workers who answered “no” were asked: “What is the primary reason you don’t use all of your vacation time?” Their responses: “Whether you’re a vacation ‘saver’ or ‘spender,’ it’s important to have balance,” noted Paul McDonald, senior executive director of Robert Half. “All work and no play doesn’t just lead to burnout — it also erodes creativity, since stepping out of your routine frequently sparks innovation,” he said. “Fresh perspective is useful in just about any profession.” McDonald added that managers should lead by example when it comes to saying “bon voyage” to the office. “Supervisors should encourage their teams to take a break and recharge, especially their top performers, who are often the most aggressive vacation savers and most susceptible to burnout. The best way to do this is by taking time off yourself,” he said.
You Might Like:
- Friday Funny: You Need A Vacation. (So Take One Already!)As we get ready to celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer, a survey reveals that American workers may finally be changing their vacation-avoiding ways.
- Friday Funny: 13 Weird Job Seeker TacticsHomemade soap, shared ice cream cones, and outright bribery are just a few of the things desperate job hunters have tried to land a position.
- Friday Funny: Let’s Go Streaking! For The Love Of Coffee?In a recent survey conducted by Staples, it was found that some office workers may take their reliance on a coffee break to the extreme.
- Friday Funny: Are Office Romances On The Rise?Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we learn the number of workers finding love in the workplace is at a 10-year high. But 38% of workers have to keep their relationship a secret.
Simply put, it is the installation of a new long life metal roof over an existing metal roof in a way that is structurally correct, non-disruptive and cost effective. It is a system that adds strength, is environmentally friendly, cooler in summer, warmer in winter and conserves energy.