are Americans taking vacations?

Here are two articles that take opposing views.

Many Americans don’t give up work on vacations
— reported by the Washington Business Journal

Here’s more evidence some might say proves Americans work too much.

CareerBuilder.com says more than one in four — 27 percent — of the people it asked say they plan to work while on vacation this year. Another 16 percent say they feel guilty about vacations, and 7 percent actually think they’ll get fired if they take one.

For those who actually try to cut themselves off from the office while out of town, it sometimes takes a lie. The survey says 11 percent of workers have blamed a bad cell phone connection or lack of Internet access for failing to keep in touch while out of the office.

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That sounds like me and most of the people I work with. And most of the people I know.

Most employees plan vacations
— reported by the Houston Chronicle

Most employees are scheduling some much-needed R&R this year, according to one survey.

Three-quarters of employees surveyed are planning vacations this year, with
27 percent heading to the beach. Fifteen percent will travel overseas, while 14 percent will stay home or visit relatives.

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Planning a vacation, to me, is not the same thing as taking one.

Hmmmm…… Are you going to take a vacation this year?

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