Thursday, July 12, 2007

No surprise here.

Americans aren't taking vacation. Reports CNN:

"Our sense is that people are busier than ever with their lives, their family activities, their kids," said Jeanenne Diefendorf of Orbitz. "So they find it difficult to take an extended vacation and easier to balance if they're only gone a couple of days."

I've long believed that Americans are drowning in extreme work hours. But, because it's the norm, few are riled by it. Vacation isn't a priority; it's an afterthought. People don't want to go away because they're afraid of how far behind they will be at work when they come back.

2 comments:

Florinda said...

"People don't want to go away because they're afraid of how far behind they will be at work when they come back." Boy, is THAT the truth. I was behind before I even left, so you can only imagine what it's like right now!

cry it out! said...

I'm afraid of vacation because I know my toddler daughter will want to sleep in our bed and thus take away any chance of actually getting sleep. If I was working, yeah, I'd go with the catch-up excuse for traveling less.