Want a raise? Take your vacation days

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Vacation | Flickr: Mike Beltzner

Americans are bad at taking vacation days. That’s a fact. But if the reason you don’t use your vacation days is because you think it’ll help your career if you’re there every single day . . . it’s exactly the opposite.

A new survey found that you’re MORE likely to get a raise or a bonus if you take at least 11 vacation days a year. Maybe everyone at your job sees how TERRIBLE it is without you and they realize they need to pay you more to keep you around?

Here are a few more results from the survey . . .

1. The main reason people pass on taking vacations is they hate the mountain of work that’s waiting for them when they get back.

2. 58% say their boss isn’t very supportive of them taking vacation time.

3. And the average person took 20 vacation days a year between 1976 and 2000 . . . but that’s down to 16 vacation days a year today.

(PR Newswire)

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