Americans Leave Average Of 11 Unused Vacation Days On The Table

Americans don't use vacation time
Americans don't use vacation time

When it comes to taking a vacation, we Americans are a sorry bunch. Not only do we leave much of our allotted time off on the table, a new study finds, but a significant number of us feel guilty about requesting to use the time afforded by employers.

According to a recent Harris Interactive survey, 57 percent of the more than 1,100 adults surveyed who work full time won't have used all of their vacation time this year -- with most leaving unused an average 11 days, or nearly 70 percent, of the time granted them.