To vacation or not vacation…

This was my view….



…from the couch as I watched TV.



Apparently, I am not the only one who has “staycations.” According to my friends at Buzzfeed:

Americans get fewer paid vacation days than their counterparts in almost any other developed country.

On average, Americans who receive paid vacation, get around 12-14 days a year. Numbers are similar to the countries of Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. 

But Americans still don’t use all their vacation days.

Take full advantage of what you get, right?! Nope. According to an Expedia survey, the average American employee has two days left over at the end of the year. Meanwhile, a Hotwire survey suggests it’s 6.2 days.

This accounts for over $30 billion of unused vacation days.


In France, Spain, and Germany, employees get an average of 30 days’ paid vacation.

Again, I say, WHAT?!?!

And a quarter of Americans don’t get paid vacation at all.

Among low-wage workers, that number rises to as many as, 31%. This makes me sad.


Also, I often have vacation guilt when I am off. I think I should be working so that it’s not too hard on the ones left at the office. Am I crazy, or is that justified?

About The Author

Tim Green

Tim Green is the co-host of the #QWakeUpCrew and can be heard on QMIX from 9 am to Noon. “I get to listen to music every day at work! How could I NOT love my job?!” His favorite part of the job is visiting various offices for the QMIX Office Party. Register for it now! Wait… read the rest of his bio, first. Then go and register! Tim is a pop culture fanatic, useless knowledge retainer, people-watcher, life-failer in remission that just happens to be borderline obsessed with Hollywood and is also long winded. He is still trying to find a film that lives up to his all-time favorite – “The Wizard of Oz.” You can follow the yellow brick road to him on Twitter : @Timmiejoe27! If Tim wasn't working on QMIX 107.3, his dream job would be a performer on Broadway – “I don’t need a leading role; just the funny side kick will do!”

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