A study carried out by Alamo Rent a Car is claiming that “vacation shaming” is on the rise. A 2017 survey conducted found that 49 percent of employees in the United States felt guilty for taking a vacation which was up from 47 percent from 2016.
Out of the people surveyed, only 47 percent of them were using all of their vacation days which is a drop from the 60 percent in 2015 as well as the 57 percent in 2016.
The Alamo Rent A Car vice president Rob Connors released a statement about the findings.
“Our research shows roughly one in four U.S. workers say the biggest benefit of vacation is feeling less stressed at work – yet, the majority still choose to limit their vacation days and forgo some much-needed rest and relaxation. This year’s survey suggests that American workers are putting a lot of pressure on themselves in workplaces when it comes to planning and taking vacations, especially in vacation-shaming environments.”