Americans need more rest and vacation.
The average full-time employee works 47 hours per week, and Americans work 7.8 percent more hours annually than they did in the 1970s. And 52 percent don’t use their annual allotment of vacation days. As a result, American workers are under heightened stress.
I love what I do and believe that hard work is vital to success, but we all need time to recharge. I consciously dedicate time to other vital parts of my life: family, health, travel. Because of this, I think companies owe it to their employees to encourage vacation time. It obviously benefits the employee but strengthens the company as well.
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