Right Management, an employment services company, recently surveyed 667 people nationwide, and 66 percent said they did not use all of their allotted vacation days. But using vacation days is important in maintaining well-being and good health.
"Vacation is a time to rejuvenate and refresh so that people can come back with a higher energy level, better focus, more creativity," says Helene Cavalli, a Right Management spokeswoman.
Cavalli says people may not be taking time off this year in fear that they may lose their jobs, or that they have no one to do their job while they're gone. She says taking vacation curbs absenteeism and employment turnover, and gives workers a better sense of balance between work and personal life.