A recent survey by CareerBuilder, an online job site, found that a growing number of U.S. workers are finding it difficult to get away from work. Twenty-four percent of workers surveyed said they don’t have the money for a vacation this year, up from 21 percent in 2010.
Another 12 percent of the more than 5,000 full-time workers surveyed said they have the money, but still aren’t planning to take a vacation.
The good news is that with the economy improving, 36 percent of workers said “they feel more comfortable taking a vacation than they did in 2010,” CareerBuilder reported.
With the economy in recovery will workers be more inclined to take all of their vacation time this year?
That’s the question being asked on challengeratwork, a blog by the global consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Challengeratwork reports that an Expedia.com 2009 survey found that 34 percent of workers on average did not use 3 vacation days and only 10 percent took extended vacations of two weeks.
“Some of the decline in vacations last year was undoubtedly due to worker concerns about using vacation with job security still in such a precarious state,” Challangeratwork says. “Will the expected economic recovery lead more workers to use their vacation time in 2010?”
You bet they will.