Is Our Staff Un-American?

by Kim Taylor

A story on the “Today” show this morning indicated that Americans aren’t taking all of their vacation time.  According to Expedia’s Vacation Deprivation Study, Americans only take 10 to 12 days compared to 30 days taken by our European counterparts.  And, if we’re lagging behind the rest of the civilized world, the real story is in Japan where workers only average about five days a year. (Gasp!)

We’re pretty proud of the fact that we offer our team three weeks paid vacation each year—a benefit that ensures they have time to relax and regroup after many more weeks of hard work.  But what I’m most proud of is that we have nearly 100 percent utilization of time year after year.  Perhaps that makes our staff un-American, but hey, at least they’re well rested.

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