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Many Workers Lie to Managers About Their Time Off

Many Workers Lie to Managers About Their Time Off

Many Workers Lie to Managers About Their Time Off

Wasted Days  75% of American workers did not take all of the vacation days allotted to them as of late in 2012.

We're sure you've sometimes suspected colleagues or staff members of faking it when they've called in sick. But have you thought the same thing when they've scheduled leave for bereavement or jury duty? That's right, quite a few American workers admit that they've made up these kinds of excuses to get time off, according to a recent survey from Adecco Staffing US. Ironically, the vast majority of employees aren't even using all of their allotted vacation time, and many resent co-workers who do. So it seems there's a stigma about taking a vacation in some organizations, and, possibly as a result, professionals would lie about their health, the death of a loved one or their civic responsibilities rather than appear to be taking too much vacation time. More than 520 full-time workers took part in the research, which was fielded by Braun Research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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