underemployment

46% of U.S. workers leave vacation time on the table. Is there a cost?

Posted on 06/26/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Work“What are your summer vacation plans?” has been a common water cooler topic for years. The 2011 version is more likely: “Are you taking any time off?” As noted in Scared to Go On Vacation? by Diane Cadrain in AARP Bulletin, a survey by Right Management and World at Work showed that 46% of American workers left unused vacation time on the table. Several key reasons are at play: job insecurity, financial concerns and workload. It’s no secret that unemployment is …