Five years ago this month: "The great American vacation
is slipping away. The number of Americans taking off from work for less than a full week at a time has more than doubled since 1990. Fewer and fewer workers are willing to risk a full two weeks away from the job, fearing perhaps that they'll return to find their sales trophy in a box and a stranger in their cubicle. "
"Instead, vacations are reduced to a couple of days tacked on to a long weekend, like a housekeeping addendum to an inter-office memo. Worse, the more senior the employee, the more likely she/he spends some part of that mini-vacation in the death grip of a digital-communications device."
--Francis Wilkinson, The Week Magazine
Labels: fear, leery, min-vacation, risk, vacation, workers