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Not Using Your Vacation Costs America Dearly

Ten points for the always excellent CBS News Sunday Morning for recently airing this pithy commentary by its contributor Faith Salie

Salie calculates how much the American economy loses when people don't use up their vacation days—and what it costs if we don't give workers time off to begin with.

Some Americans believe that the fact our workers don't receive much vacation time (compared to other nations) is a secret to productivity. The facts, though, just don't bear that out. Americans lose by sealing themselves off in their workplaces and not traveling.

Use up your vacation days!


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