A co-worker called a few minutes ago, and I asked her how things were at the office. You see, I work several states away in my home office, where it’s always quiet. Just me, my computer, phone, and a couple of cats that pop in and out occasionally. Apparently, it’s not too different at headquarters—minus the cats. People are on vacation this week, and it’s quiet.
I’m glad to see that my co-workers are taking their vacations. Not everyone receives employer-paid vacation days, and not everyone who does takes it.
The current survey on thefabricator.com asks: Does your employer provide paid vacation? If so, do you plan to take all you have coming to you this year? Eight percent responded that they do not receive paid vacation. Among those who do, 71 percent planned to take all of it, and 29 percent did not. What is it with Americans and vacations? (more...)