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Research published by the U.S. Travel Association suggests that most Americans don’t use all of the available vacation time and may have a “work martyr complex” that chains them to the office. The data show the typical workers who gets paid time off uses 16 days of vacation per year, even though they are entitled to 21 days. The Association estimates that amounts to over $50 billion dollars a year in lost benefits, or about $500 per person. The research also indicates that the people who sacrifice the most vacation time are actually less likely to get raises or bonuses than those who do use all of their allotted time off. The research suggests that workers who don’t use vacation days fall into one of two groups. They are either workaholic strivers, who love being on the job, or the diligent workers who simply can’t afford to get away and don’t see a point to taking a day off to stay home.—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Why Americans should vacation more — but don’t, By Rick Newman,—but-don-t-182716436.html, Accessed October 22, 2014.

Mark 6:31 (NKJV) “And He said to them, ‘Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.’ For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.”

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