Millenials might be taking longer trips than ever, but many of them are actually being “vacation shamed” into not taking their vacation time at all. A new survey taken by Allianz Global Assistance found that 25 percent of millennials feel nervous about asking for time off work.
That’s a pretty high number but even more so when compared to the 14 percent of Gen X’ers and six percent of employers that are least 55 years old. Other surveys have found that 48 percent of millenials are not using all of their vacation days.
Daniel Durazo, the director of communications at Allianz Global Assistance USA released a statement about the findings.
“Many Americans, millennials in particular, are leaving vacation days on the table which could be the result of vacation shaming — the sense of shame, guilt, or other negative feelings received from co-workers for taking a vacation.”