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Get Your Holiday Time Off Approved for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s

Vacation Days 2020 Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Holidays

Got your end-of-year holiday time off approved yet? With the end of 2020 in sight (for some the trigger is while you are on a much needed summer vacation break; for others it could be when people start talking about Halloween), it’s time to sort out when to take your remaining vacation days. This is […]

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Vacation Rollover Policy Survey and Checklist

Vacation Rollover Survey Blog Post

Can you carry forward unused vacation days from one year to the next? The concept of rolling over vacation days should be familiar to readers. Workers with permanent full-time jobs are granted a set number of vacation days per year. You may accrue them as the year progresses or receive them all at once at […]

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USA Holiday Calendar Dates for 2020 Vacation Planning

2020 USA Holiday Calendar - Vacation Time Off

Looking for the US holidays calendar for 2020? Learn how to use the list of public or national holidays to go on vacation more often this year. Full-time employees receive paid holidays which are just as valuable as regular vacation days; though less flexible except for floating holidays. So review the observed dates and mark […]

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Benefits of Flexible Working – Career Advice to Tweak Your Work-Life Fit

Does your job offer a flextime policy or flexible work schedule? This interview covers remote work, work+life fit, and finding a job with balance. Employees sometimes need to work from home, leave the office to take care of family matters, and get personal time. Learn from the expert on flexible working arrangements, Cali Williams Yost of Flex-Strategy Group.

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What’s the Difference Between Vacation and Holiday?

What's the difference - Vacation vs. Holiday

Do you want to “take a vacation” or “go on holiday”? The difference between the words vacation and holiday are not always clear. It depends on where you live and work so find out when to use which in a sentence. If you are an American taking time off to travel you will say that you are taking a vacation. In the UK and most other English-speaking countries, going on holiday is what it’s called. Learn the history and usage of the terms vacation and holiday.

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Top 10 Ways to Take Your Use It Or Lose It Vacation Days

Simple Fact: A majority of Americans will fail to take all of their earned vacation days*. As the end of the year approaches and your accrued time off is treated as use-it-or-lose-it, look up exactly how many leftover vacation days you have. Perhaps “leftover” is a term better served during the Thanksgiving holiday. Let’s call […]

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USA Holiday Calendar Dates for 2019 Vacation Planning

Your list of holidays for 2019 offers numerous ways to take more vacations and maximize your work-life-vacation balance. This annual post covers the most common federal or public holidays in the USA updated for 2019 (with history and travel videos). For your benefit in the new year, create a holiday calendar marking the official dates […]

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USA Holiday Calendar Dates for 2018 Vacation Planning

2018 Holiday Vacation Calendar (USA)

Like every year, 2018 is full of official public holidays that you can easily turn into vacations to maximize your work-life-vacation balance. For your benefit in the new year, here is your annual list of holiday observances in the USA for 2018 (with videos). Make it your New Year’s resolution to NOT take your paid holidays […]

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USA Holiday Calendar Dates for 2017 Vacation Planning

2017 Vacation Planning Calendar - Take More Time Off

2017 is full of official public holidays that you can easily turn into vacations and travel opportunities. This is my annual VacationCounts post listing all the holiday dates for the new year. Have you made a New Year’s resolution to never take your company holidays for granted? My advice is to treat holidays just like paid […]

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Time Matters, So Learn Why You Need To Take Back Your Vacation Time

Time Matters Conference - John de Graaf Welcome

I attended the 2016 Time Matters Conference in Seattle and have so much to report on how to fight back against time poverty in America. The range of speakers covered all aspects of this critical issue facing working people across the country. I was blown away by their insights, expertise, research, and passion. This annual […]

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