Save It or Spend It? U.S. Workers and Their Vacation Plans

By December 5, 2017 at 8:12pm

Save It or Spend It? U.S. Workers and Their Vacation Plans

For the week of December 25:

18% plan to work the entire week
81% of those working expect to be at least somewhat productive
64% of those taking time off will check in with the office

Thirty-five percent of U.S. workers say they won’t use all their time off this year.**

Their reasons:

43%: Saving the time for something later
21%: Too much work to do
15%: No money to go on vacation
9%: Feel guilty taking the time off
3%: My boss discourages me from taking time off
9%: Other

Cities ranking highest in each category:

Seattle: 61% Saving the time for something later
Chicago: 32% Too much work to do
Miami: 28% No money to go on vacation
Cincinnati: 19% Feel guilty taking the time off
Phoenix: 12% My boss discourages me from taking time off

New Yorkers rank the highest in planning to use all vacation days at 80 percent. Raleigh ranks lowest at 50 percent.

*Survey of 1,000 U.S. workers employed in professional environments conducted by an independent research firm in October

**Survey of 2,700 U.S. workers employed in professional environments conducted by an independent research firm in September

© 2017 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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