The July issue of "Stamping News Brief" featured an item about a recent study from CareerBuilder, which showed that financial constraints and demanding work schedules have some workers foregoing vacation plans this year.
Twenty-four percent of full-time workers reported they can't afford to take a vacation in 2011, up from 21 percent last year. Another 12 percent reported that although they can afford a vacation, they don't plan to take one this year.
Noting a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll that showed only 57 percent of U.S. workers use up all of the days they are entitled to, compared with 89 percent of workers in France, the newsletter asked readers if they would be taking all of their employer-provided vacation time this year. According to a poll about this topic posted on thefabricator.com, 50 percent will and 50 percent won't. (more...)