Do you often find yourself at the end of the year with unused vacation days?
If so, then you are essentially working for free.
According to CNN, 23% of workers surveyed said they used all of their vacation days in the previous 12 months. That means that 77% of people had unused vacation days!
Also, this same survey showed that the average U.S. worker uses less than HALF of their paid days off.
So, I did some more research because I find this subject so interesting. According to CNBC, on average, American workers gave up around $604 in lost benefits by ending the year with unused vacation days and other paid time off.
I find this topic interesting because when I used to work for others, I would never use all of my paid vacation days. [Read more…]