I love this clever new video by Royal Caribbean. It really helps put things in perspective for those people who have a hard time taking days off from work.
It illustrates a stat I have seen before but one that never fails to astound me: the vacation days that go unused each year by working Americans add up to more than one million years. For one year!! I have a hard time wrapping my brain around that!
I, for one, have never felt guilty about using vacation days, even at the job I have now, which offers a pretty generous vacation package compared to the companies employing most of the people I know. I completely agree with the notion burnout is good for no one. A recent look at my time-off balances made me feel assured I will not be contributing to that one million year stat for 2011. Not that I was worried. My problem is using up my days too early in the year, leaving none for the holidays!