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For majority of workers, vacation days go unused

As workplace demands and culture change, many cut back on free days

Vacation time is a “use it or lose it” benefit at most companies, and increasingly, many employees find themselves on the losing side of that equation.

A growing number of North American workers do not take all of their annual allotted days off, companies report. Although some of those days can be rolled over into the next year, workplace analysts estimate that more than half of employees lose at least some vacation every year.

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