Study: Americans treat vacations as luxury, not right - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Study: Americans treat vacations as luxury, not right

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Westinghouse bankruptcy could create problems for Plant Vogtle

    Westinghouse bankruptcy could create problems for Plant Vogtle

    Thursday, March 30 2017 12:36 AM EDT2017-03-30 04:36:06 GMT
    Toshiba, the owner of Westinghouse, intends to sell the company; WFXG.Toshiba, the owner of Westinghouse, intends to sell the company; WFXG.

    A bankruptcy could create more problems for the over-budget and over-due reactors at Plant Vogtle. Westinghouse the primary contractor for reactors three and four at Plant Vogtle declared bankruptcy Wednesday morning.

    More >>

    A bankruptcy could create more problems for the over-budget and over-due reactors at Plant Vogtle. Westinghouse the primary contractor for reactors three and four at Plant Vogtle declared bankruptcy Wednesday morning.

    More >>
  • UPDATE: Dead man found in Knights Inn hotel room identified

    UPDATE: Dead man found in Knights Inn hotel room identified

    Thursday, March 30 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-03-30 16:45:25 GMT
    Knights Inn on Deans Bridge Road (WFXG)Knights Inn on Deans Bridge Road (WFXG)

    The victim found Thursday morning in a room of the Knights Inn on Deans Bridge Road has been identified. The Richmond County Coroner's Office has identified the man as sixty-eight-year-old Obajalaiye Ifaghbemro of 15th Street in Augusta.

    More >>

    The victim found Thursday morning in a room of the Knights Inn on Deans Bridge Road has been identified. The Richmond County Coroner's Office has identified the man as sixty-eight-year-old Obajalaiye Ifaghbemro of 15th Street in Augusta.

    More >>
  • FOX 54 breaks down 2017 Masters traffic plan

    FOX 54 breaks down 2017 Masters traffic plan

    Thursday, March 30 2017 4:25 AM EDT2017-03-30 08:25:53 GMT
    WFXGWFXG

    Masters is just days away and traffic always comes along with the tournament. Traffic Engineer Steve Cassell says he and his team have made a few changes this year to ease the pain.

    More >>

    Masters is just days away and traffic always comes along with the tournament. Traffic Engineer Steve Cassell says he and his team have made a few changes this year to ease the pain.

    More >>

Most Americans treat vacations as a luxury rather than a right, according to a recent study by Expedia.com.

The "2013 Vacation Deprivation" study shows that Americans took 10 of 14 vacation days available to the, leaving four days on the table.

There are currently more than 144 million employed Americans, meaning Americans collectively failed to take more than 500 million available days of vacation, the study shows.

The French, however, lead the world in vacationing, taking all 30 possible days available to them. But 90 percent of French people say that they feel vacation-deprived – well above the global average.

About 93 percent of the French claim to "constantly, regularly or sometimes" check work e-mails and voicemails while on holiday.

Americans take a more relaxed view towards work connectivity, according to the study. Approximately two thirds of vacationing Americans remain tethered to the office.

The study also shows that the feeling of vacation deprivation is prevalent in Italy (83 percent), Spain (78 percent) and Germany (74 percent), despite the fact that Europeans are afforded more vacation time than any other region.

The study also explored reasons why vacation days go unused.

"No one retires wishing they'd spent more time at their desk," said John Morrey, vice president and general manager of Expedia.com. "There are countless reasons that vacation days go unused – failure to plan, worry, forgetfulness, you name it. But rested employees are more productive employees, so taking regular vacations may well help the company more than failing to do so."

Copyright 2013 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Flynn offers to testify in Russia probe for immunity, report says

    Flynn offers to testify in Russia probe for immunity, report says

    Thursday, March 30 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-03-30 23:27:55 GMT
    Thursday, March 30 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-03-31 00:26:53 GMT

    Former national security adviser Michael Flynn told the Federal Bureau of Investigation he would testify about possible Russian ties with the Trump campaign in exchange for immunity. 

    More >>

    Former national security adviser Michael Flynn told the Federal Bureau of Investigation he would testify about possible Russian ties with the Trump campaign in exchange for immunity. 

    More >>
  • PGA HOPE Program aims to bring together Veterans dealing with PTSD

    PGA HOPE Program aims to bring together Veterans dealing with PTSD

    Thursday, March 30 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-03-31 00:17:16 GMT
    It's a startling statistic but the VA estimates that 20 veterans commit suicide every day. And 10-percent of all vets will suffer from PTSD.  Right here in the CSRA, the VA Center and PGA "Hope Program" encourages veterans to relax with the game of golf.  Despite the gloomy forecast today, veterans made their way onto Jones Creek Golf Course for a session on the links. "I get out here Maybe twice a week now and that's a great thing for me to do is just...More >>
    It's a startling statistic but the VA estimates that 20 veterans commit suicide every day. And 10-percent of all vets will suffer from PTSD.  Right here in the CSRA, the VA Center and PGA "Hope Program" encourages veterans to relax with the game of golf.  Despite the gloomy forecast today, veterans made their way onto Jones Creek Golf Course for a session on the links. "I get out here Maybe twice a week now and that's a great thing for me to do is just...More >>
  • Fire causes I-85 overpass to collapse in Atlanta

    Fire causes I-85 overpass to collapse in Atlanta

    Thursday, March 30 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-03-30 23:36:07 GMT
    Thursday, March 30 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-03-30 23:52:43 GMT

    Witnesses say troopers were telling cars to turn around on the bridge because they were concerned about its integrity before its collapse. 

    More >>

    Witnesses say troopers were telling cars to turn around on the bridge because they were concerned about its integrity before its collapse. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly