Given summer’s end, I’ve seen a number of articles about Americans’ general reluctance to use vacation days. The _Wall Street Journal’s_ Sue Shellenbarger reports that 15% of U.S. employees didn’t use _ANY_ of their vacation time last year and that one company, FullContact, is now actually paying it’s employees $7,500 to take vacations. Yes, you’re wishing you worked for them. Let me save you a Google search, click here.
The bigger issue, however, is the percentage of Americans who take vacations but never truly disconnect from work. The Latin root of vacation is vacare, which means to “be unoccupied,” and that’s impossible if you’re reading and responding to email while ostensibly on vacation ...Read More