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9.26.16
You're Not Letting Anyone Down If You Take a Vacation.
If you feel guilty about taking time off and leaving others to cover for you, you're not alone. The vast majority of U.S. workers' paid vacation time goes unused every year. Here's why you should take that vacay with a clear conscience.   Nobody wants a burned out team member. You may think your presence is essential to the team's functioning well. But if you're exhausted, you're probably more of a hindrance than a help. Numerous mistakes, injuries and accidents have been attributed to physical and/or mental tiredness in all walks of life, from aerospace engineers to construction workers. Do any of these ring a bell: Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, Exxon Valdez, Air France Flight 447? All linked to "impaired performance due to fatigue." Don't let this be you.   You'll be a happier employee. When the huge accounting firm Ernst & Young surveyed its staff, it found that those who took their vacation had greater job satisfaction and tended to stay longer with the company. This...
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6.06.16
Top Travel Ideas for Your Time Off
If you haven't yet planned your summer vacation, check out these suggestions for making the most of your break ... and coming back to work better than ever.   Do the opposite of normal. As the saying goes, "a change is as good as a rest." If you sit at a desk from morning to night, make your vacation an action-packed adventure. If your job is physically demanding, then veg out on a beach somewhere. If you live in the city, get up close and personal with nature. If you don't, head into town for a nightlife, shopping and culture binge.   Join the party. The 4th of July isn't the only anniversary being celebrated this summer. To name just a few that are offering commemorative festivities: U.S. National Park Service, 100th anniversary Pearl Harbor attack, 75th anniversary Star Trek, 50th anniversary Shakespeare's death, 400th anniversary Botswana independence, 50th anniversary More ideas: Major anniversaries in 2016   Share your passion. Conventions and...
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