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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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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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Why an Unlimited Vacation Policy is NOT What You Think

Unlimited Vacation? How many days do you really have?

Wow, you’ve won the vacation lotto and can take all the vacation days you wish! Where are you going to go now? Or should I ask “How many days are you going to take off now?” Should all of us be jealous of those who have an “unlimited” vacation policy at work? My gut reaction […]

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Vacation Days and Paid Time Off Work Policies – Top 10 Questions to Ask HR

Ask About Vacation Top 10 HR Questions

Asking your Human Resources contact the right questions when starting a new job is essential to make sure that you fully understand your vacation benefits inside and out. The following list of questions can be used as a guide on what to ask. At some point you’ll be meeting with your HR representative whether that is […]

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USA Holiday Calendar Dates for 2016 Vacation Planning

2016 Holiday Vacation Calendar USA Planner

Mark your calendars with every company holiday in 2016! Our annual list post tells you how to leverage the most common holidays offered to U.S. employees so we can all take more vacations. Of course your actual holidays off from work will vary.  That is why the start of the year is the best time to review your official holiday […]

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Back to School Time is Time to Plan End of Year Holiday Vacations

End of Year Vacation Planning

The screams of “It’s Back to School Time” on the TV, radio, and in the local newspaper are an annual tradition whether you like it or not. When September and Labor Day arrive, it signals the end of the summer for most of us. The kids are going back to school (if you have them) […]

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Join the Movement to “Take Back Your Time”

Infographic Take-Back-Your-Time Vacations

VacationCounts isn’t the only voice online that encourages Americans to take all of their vacation days each year. Back in 2002, the non-profit “Take Back Your Time” was launched as a way to fight back against the epidemic of too much work and too little free time. Besides guaranteed vacation benefits, they also push for paid […]

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