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38% of Americans have been more hesitant to request PTO during COVID
Taking time off from the daily work grind gives us time for rest, relaxation and recharging, however many Americans leave unused PTO on the table every year.
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino recently surveyed 2,000 full-time workers across the country to get a better understanding of their PTO habits and how they’ve spent their PTO in 2020.
Here’s what they found:
- 39% of Americans took more time off this year, 38% took less time off and 23% took about the same time off when compared to last year.
- 47% of have gone a full calendar year without taking PTO.
- What prevents Americans from taking PTO: 1. Workload is too much 2. No one to cover for me 3. I look less committed taking PTO 4. Don’t want to travel during COVID-19 5. Costs too much to travel.
- Why Americans feel guilty taking PTO: 1. Falling behind 2. Shows poor work ethic 3. Boss/Manager will judge 4. Other colleagues work harder 5. Coworkers will judge me.
- 38% of those surveyed have been more hesitant to request PTO during the pandemic.
- 76% of Americans admit to checking work emails while on PTO. 42% feel they can’t completely unplug from work while on PTO.
Take a look at the full report.