Written by Lisa Gutierrez.
It would be hard to be a workplace martyr at DuTrac Community Credit Union in Dubuque, Iowa.
Everyone who works there is required to take off five consecutive days during the year.
“Sometimes you need to just get away and decompress,” senior vice president Jason Norton told The Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, Iowa. “Everyone needs to step away from work occasionally.”
But Americans stink at stepping away from work. The country has become so allergic to vacation that American workers reportedly wasted a record-breaking 658 million vacation days last year.
That’s 658 million days that you spent at work when you could have been at the beach, in the backyard, hanging out with family and friends — heck, even just lying on the sofa watching Netflix.
The most recent annual study of vacation habits around the world by the travel website Expedia.com sadly concluded that Americans are among the most vacation-deprived workers on the planet.
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