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Most workers haven’t used all of their vacation

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Will you take all of your vacation time by the end of the year?

If not, you are like a majority of U.S. workers, according to an annual survey by Right Management.

Seventy percent of respondents said they had not taken all of their vacation time for 2012, while just 30 percent said they had. Those findings are consistent with a survey taken a year ago.

“Such a reluctance to take all of one’s vacation is a sign of an intense, pressure filled workplace,” Monika Morrow, senior vice president of career management at Right Management said in a statement. “This is a trend that’s grown during the recession and we may in fact have a new norm, which would be unfortunate. However important devotion to the job may be, there has to be some balance and vacation is so important to one’s health and happiness.”

Morrow encouraged management to lead by example and take all of his or her vacation.

Right Management surveyed 703 workers throughout North America via an online poll that ran from November 15 to December 14.


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