To vacation or not vacation…

This was my view….



…from the couch as I watched TV.



Apparently, I am not the only one who has “staycations.” According to my friends at Buzzfeed:

Americans get fewer paid vacation days than their counterparts in almost any other developed country.

On average, Americans who receive paid vacation, get around 12-14 days a year. Numbers are similar to the countries of Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. 

But Americans still don’t use all their vacation days.

Take full advantage of what you get, right?! Nope. According to an Expedia survey, the average American employee has two days left over at the end of the year. Meanwhile, a Hotwire survey suggests it’s 6.2 days.

This accounts for over $30 billion of unused vacation days.


In France, Spain, and Germany, employees get an average of 30 days’ paid vacation.

Again, I say, WHAT?!?!

And a quarter of Americans don’t get paid vacation at all.

Among low-wage workers, that number rises to as many as, 31%. This makes me sad.


Also, I often have vacation guilt when I am off. I think I should be working so that it’s not too hard on the ones left at the office. Am I crazy, or is that justified?

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