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How to Track Your Vacation and Holiday Benefits by Spreadsheet

Google Drive - Your Vacation Tracker Spreadsheet

Vacation quiz… Do you know how many vacations days you have taken and how many you have remaining this year? Will you earn bonus days for working weekends, traveling for business, or overtime hours? Do you have floating holidays or personal days to track? How about documenting company paid holidays or forced closures? Learn how […]

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for People Who Want to Take More Time Off

Time Off 5 New Year's Resolutions

Your New Year’s resolutions are doomed to fail if you don’t put your work-life balance goals first. Take a look at this list of the top New Year’s resolutions and ask yourself what they have in common. > 37% – Stay fit and healthy > 32% – Lose weight > 19% – Spend more time […]

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USA Holiday Calendar for 2015 Vacation Planning

US Holiday Vacation Calendar

Mark your calendars with all your official company holidays for 2015!  This list represents the most common holidays offered to U.S. employees, but of course your actual holidays will vary.  Consult your official list and check off the ones that you can use to schedule vacations this year. As you know on VacationCounts.com we encourage […]

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Top 12 Reasons Americans Do Not Take Their Vacation Days

Vacation Sign - Next 12 Exits

Why is it that Americans are known for making endless excuses for not taking their vacation days? Everybody loves a vacation, am I right? People around the world cherish their vacation and would never freely give it up. So why are workers in the U.S. often willing to forgo their earned (and paid) vacation days? […]

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How-To Document, Track, and Optimize Vacation Benefits

Vacation and time off policy at work… that is the question! So make sure you ask all the right questions when starting a new job or making a commitment to take more time off this year. You’ll need to study your HR handbook and understand the fine points of your paid time off (PTO) and […]

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Holiday Time is Vacation Time in 2014 (U.S. Holiday Calendar)

Holiday Calendar Poster

With 2014 just around the corner, now is the time to preview your holiday calendar for next year. While official company (paid) holidays vary from employer to employer, we present the 10 most common in the United States. January 1, 2014 – New Year’s Day On a Wednesday so you can add vacation days before […]

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5 Reasons Not to Rollover Your Vacation Days

As the end of the year approaches, ask yourself if you want to rollover or not rollover your remaining vacation days? First find out if you are even allowed to rollover unused vacation days from this calendar year into the new year. It may be permitted with set limits or your time off policy may […]

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What to do if your Spouse or Partner has More Vacation Days than You?

Traveling with a spouse or significant other is one of the many joys when you are both able to take time off from work.   With the limited vacation time most dual-working couples get, coordinating time off schedules is challenging but essential. However what if for example your partner gets three weeks off from work each […]

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Top 10 Questions to Ask HR About Vacation Benefits When Starting a New Job

For those of you reading this post because you have just accepted a new job offer, congratulations!  In this tough economy it may not be possible to negotiate for a more rewarding vacation benefit, but at least you can ask the right questions to fully understand how it all works.  The following list of questions […]

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