Vacation time is a “use it or lose it” benefit at most companies, and increasingly, many employees find themselves on the losing side of that equation.
Nearly 70 percent of North American workers don’t take all of their annual allotted days off, according to a recent survey by the global workplace consultancy Right Management. While some of those days can be rolled over into the next year, workplace analysts estimate that more than half of all employees lose at least some vacation every year.
Working nonstop is a “subtle badge of honor” in today’s world, said Matt Norquist, general manager at Right Management in New York. With staffs reduced and workloads increased since the last recession, employees find it harder than ever to get away. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.