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Millions Of Americans Are Wasting Vacation Days

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With the holidays coming, we're all looking forward to having a little time-off.

But would you believe that millions of Americans, don't use all their vacation time?

A new Harris poll, done for Expedia.com, shows the average worker leaves 2-days on the table every year.

Plus this year the typical works only gets 12 days off, compared to 14 in 2011.

An expert on human resources says that's a terrible waste for workers and their employers.

Sarah Gavin of Expedia,com, says those who use their time off, are better employees who are happier at work and have improved creativity.

But their survey shows the most common excuse for wasting vacation is not enough time and money.

She says workers would be better off just taking some time at home, because the work always gets done.

If money is the concern, Gavin says there are great vacation deals around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

While everyone is visiting grandma's house, big city hotels, sit almost empty.

You can get a 4-star hotel for a 2 -tar price on the weekends either side of Thanksgiving.

That's a 30 to 40% savings.

So a low cost driving vacation, to Dallas or Kansas City, might be a good deal for you and your employer.

 

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