Hey, folks do
not be a loser…
I do not mean the “losers”
part in the way you folks may be thinking….
We as Americans are losers
in a different sense. Every year we are missing out valuable
time accumulated at our work by our employers. We as Americans
think we are too busy and would not enjoy ourselves if we left for
a few days.
A survey I saw conducted by
Expedia (one of those mailer things) stated the average American
worker earns 18 vacation days annually. Much fewer than our
counterparts in most of the developed world, but that is not the
The article tells us the
saddest fact is the average American worker took only 14 of those
days of the allotted 18 in 2010. Meaning on an average every
working class American lost four vacation days yearly. Hey, they
could have used those days doing something fun, like “living
history” such as in our case.
In fact, the Expedia survey
shows that only 38% of Americans use their allotted vacation time,
think about this. Take (4) days and multiply it across the
American workforce and you will have 448 million unused vacation
days in 2010. Poof - those days are gone
forever, never to be gotten back, wasted opportunities for
relaxing. They predict we will lose just as many this year as
Here is proof that those
that knock the American workforce’s ethic are way off base. Yes,
we all know a few slouchers, but overall we as Americans are hard
working folks and carry more than our share of the load. Hell we
feed and cloth most of the third world countries. We may be losing
vacation time but we are not losers at work.
You may want to go look in
the mirror at yourself, your thinking I left some vacation time
laying on the table too. Would your office have shut down, would
the work have gotten done, were the customers upset with out
you being there? We all knew the answer to this one,
everything went just fine and everyone was glad to see you get
some down time.
This year join us in
pledging to not be a loser, as in, a loser of valuable vacation
time. You earned it - use it, prioritize what and where you and
the family would like to go, save for that adventurer. You’ll be
a happier person and so will your loved ones, think about it.
Better yet plan to go to a
North American Frontiersmen event, spend sometime and have fun