If I offered you a week of paid vacation, would you take it?
If I offered you hundreds of dollars of cash, no strings attached, would you thank me and run the other direction?
If you are like me, you are screaming, “hell, yes!” to both of those questions.
However, the truth is that while almost three quarters of Americans get paid vacation time, over half leave 7 days or more unused every year, essentially, kissing away the cash. Texans and other southerners are less likely to take a trip than our northern counterparts and Generation X (that’s me!) are the least likely of any other age-cohort to embrace fun in the sun!
While handing over money to employers is unsettling, the bigger tragedy is the loss of quality time with loved ones.