Sure, the summer may be over, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re done with beautiful weather. Whether or not September and October bring beautiful days of Indian summer and you enjoy a day off here or there, chances are your personal time bank may not necessarily be empty.
According to Fortune, employees in the U.S. squander approximately 429 million paid vacation days every year. That’s worth repeating: 429 million days of unused paid time!
Data from a new Monster poll shows 22 percent — that’s nearly one out of four — U.S. employees don’t exactly have the easiest time getting to enjoy the actual paid time off, better known as PTO. Chalk it up to a difficult approval process, boss and/or challenging culture, the point remains: Some workplace environments may not necessarily be supportive of well-deserved and well-earned time away from the office as in unplugged, logged off and enjoying life. Here’s what you can do about it.