The United States “continues to be the only advanced economy that does not guarantee its workers paid vacation.”
"You don't need to build a crazy company. You can treat people fairly and do well."
The Occupy Wall Street movement and now Bernie Sander's embrace of democratic socialism claim that anti-government politics have gutted the American dream, created inequality in income, wealth, and privilege not seen since the 1920s, and led to economic dysfunction.
Fifty-four percent of those surveyed say they haven't taken a vacation in the last 12 months.
"A hundred years ago workers took to the streets" to fight for 40 hours, Sanders told The Huffington Post. "And a hundred
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) launched his presidential campaign in Burlington, Vermont, Tuesday, ticking off a list of well
Republicans in Congress just won a smashing electoral success by essentially doing nothing but mercilessly block Obama's agenda. That, to put it another way, is a winning formula for them with their base voters.
There appears to be little appetite among Republicans or Democrats in Congress to place a vacation mandate upon businesses
An important new study released this morning by Travel Effect found that 40 percent of American workers will leave paid vacation days unused. The four reasons cited the most are the dread of returning from a vacation to piles of work (40 percent), the belief that no one will be able to step in and do their job for them while they're gone (35 percent), not being able to afford it (33 percent) and the fear of being seen as replaceable (22 percent). "Americans suffer from a work martyr complex," said Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. "In part, it's because 'busyness' is something we wear as a badge of honor." Clearly, we need to work harder about working smarter -- by not working all the time. The "work martyr" complex needs to go the way of the Dictaphone, typewriter and green eyeshades as relics of the workplace of the past (okay, I like typewriters, but you get the idea).
It's time that the U.S. catch up with Canada, Germany and Japan and every other advanced nation in the world, and it's time to bring vacation equality to those 28 million working Americans. Paid vacation for workers in the 21st Century workplace is a policy whose time has come.
It's no coincidence that the same qualities that make your company a great place to work can also help you grow your business
It's clear employee breaks from work are critical to the health of any organization. A team that is worked too hard without coming up for air risks the chance of becoming disengaged or aggrieved.
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Don't disappoint your family or friends by getting stuck in the office. Here are some tips to ensure you get to take your vacation on your schedule.