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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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Why taking vacation time is key for your work and for your greater efficiency and balance

One of the indicators of workaholism, as well as having a life that is lacking in work-life balance, is the reluctance and even the inability to take a vacation, especially if your company offers you at least one week of paid vacation time each year. There is, of course, a wide range in how much paid vacation various types of workers get from as low as just the national holidays to a week or two or as much as Portugal and Austria, the countries that are tied for the highest number of vacation days a year, with workers in each country getting 22 paid days. By contrast, as author Alexander Hess points out, in his USA today article "The United States is the ...

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